What is the best way to prevent summer learning loss?

Researchers say students can lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in math over the summer, and educators say students make similar slides in reading. To prevent summer learning loss, educators say students should read 20 to 30 minutes each day and that parents should find ways to apply math in the real world. However, Rod Lucero, assistant director of the Colorado State University's School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation, says if students have truly learned the material, they will not forget it over the summer.

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