Preventing the summer slide: West Michigan schools create programs focused on math, reading levels

June 29, 2022 • Filed under Press Coverage Highlights

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — Students across West Michigan are either on summer break or will be very soon. While that is great news for them, educators are encouraging parents to keep their kids engaged academically during the summer months.

Some people may be wondering why it is so important to keep children engaged. According to the National Summer Learning Association, nine out of 10 teachers spend at least three weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year.

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