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
• 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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