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Northwest Arkansas Officials Discuss Ways To Combat Summer Learning Loss

Experts: Loss Of Knowledge Over Summer Break Can Affect Northwest Arkansas Economy

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Summer break means a loss of knowledge for many students, which can cause them to fall behind in school and can, eventually, negatively impact the economy.

At A Glance

Ways To Combat Summer Learning Loss

Parents can:

• Set aside time each day when their children should read.

• Work with children on a few math problems every day.

• Purchase math or spelling workbooks for use over the summer.

• Find out what concepts their children will learn next school year and start practicing over the summer.

• Turn games into learning opportunities by incorporating math, spelling, reading and other subjects.

Source: Staff Report

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