N.C. district uses academies to help prevent summer slide

08/6/2013 | Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.)

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has expanded its summer learning programs to help keep students engaged during summer break. Students in the programs spend the first part of the day practicing math and reading skills and then participate in enrichment activities during the second half of the day. "When school starts again in the fall, they're ready for the challenges of the next grade, rather than needing a refresher or needing to catch up," said Michael Sikora, director of communications for BELL, a nonprofit that operates a summer program at five schools in the district.

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