Summer Camp Aims To Prevent Learning LossPlay
For kids who haven't been flexing their brain muscles over the summer, they may be a bit rusty when school starts up.
A recent study by John Hopkins University found that by ninth grade, summer learning loss accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap between low income students and their more well-to-do peers.
The study also found that summer learning loss can affect whether a child ultimately graduates high school, or drops out.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Laura Isensee of KUHF in Houston reports on a summer camp with the goal of making sure students don't fall behind.
- Laura Isensee, education reporter for KUHF in Houston and Here & Now Contributors Network. She tweets @lauraisensee.
This segment aired on August 29, 2013.