Should summer learning look more like camp?

07/7/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Studies show that students -- especially those from low-income families -- can lose up to three months of reading and math skills over summer vacation. To combat summer learning loss, some schools and groups in California are blending the traditional summer camp experience with academic lessons. "Children like it 100% more," said educator Jenny Hernandez. "They're excited and come back to school in the fall with an enthusiasm for learning."

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