Combating The ‘Summer Slide’

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Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. One Eastern Oregon school district has come up with a solution. It’s called the Baker Summer Academy. We hear from Baker School District superintendent Mark Witty.

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