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For Some D.C. Students, School is Out - But Not For Long

By Kate McGee

July 13, 2017

Many low-income students and their families struggle in the summer months to balance work and childcare and that can make it hard to fit in reading and math reinforcement. Overwhelming research shows if students and their families aren’t practicing those skills over the summer, students can forget what they’ve learned. It’s known as the “summer slide.” That can make the fall difficult.
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