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How to Keep Students Sharp Through the Summer Months

It’s long been established that students tend to score lower on tests at the end of summer vacation than they do just before it begins. Efforts to address such summer “brain drain” usually revolve around keeping students engaged in learning through the summer months. A new project at a Houston elementary school seeks such engagement from students, […]

This summer Ellecia Knolle and her daughter Marie, 7, are doing school work together, about 20 minutes of math every day.

It’s long been established that students tend to score lower on tests at the end of summer vacation than they do just before it begins.

Efforts to address such summer “brain drain” usually revolve around keeping students engaged in learning through the summer months. A new project at a Houston elementary school seeks such engagement from students, but also – and critically – from parents.

Houston Public Media education reporter Laura Isensee and education consultant Matt Barnes join us to discuss such efforts to help parents engage in a more active role in their children’s education.

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