By Tim Kowols
Whether it is additional courses, a reading program or a camp experience, local organizations are making sure kids have the opportunity to keep learning all summer long. According to Oxford Learning, summer learning loss is often to blame for lower achievement scores in several subjects and up to six weeks of re-learning at the beginning of the following school year just to make up for the knowledge lost. Karen Corekin from the Northern Door’ Children’s Center says programs like theirs also help kids in other ways.
According to SummerLearning.org, high-quality summer learning can also be responsible for improving school attachment and motivation.