The reading skills of students who don’t read over the summer “slide” backwards. When school starts in the fall, students who don’t read over the summer don’t do as well in class as those who have read even as few as four books.
Take the word of James Kim of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He found that regardless of family income, the effect of reading four to five books over the summer was large enough to stop a decline in reading achievement scores from spring to fall. “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”
Dropping by the Community Resource Center during the summer?
Please come in during summer hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 11. Starting Aug. 14, Community Resource Center hours go back to regular hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visiting a school during the summer?
Find summer hours, summer programs and more for each school on this list, organized alphabetically by school name.
Many students depend upon food programs during the school year and the summer meals programs continue to provide healthy meals when school is out. These sites are open for any child, one to 18 years of age, to drop in for a free meal. Click to get dates and locations.
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