Great Information from the Seaside Boys and Girls Club
"No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks!"
It's summer vacation, and while that may well mean a reprieve from teachers' looks — dirty or otherwise — keeping a few pencils and books around may not be a bad idea.
By the end of the summer, students will perform, on average, one month behind current levels in reading and math due to a loss of knowledge and skills over the long break.
The "summer slide," as it's known in educational circles, disproportionately affects low-income kids, whose parents often don't have the means to send them to summer camps or the time to organize other stimulating activities.