Studies show that kids experience learning loss over the summer break from school, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” But summer slide impacts youth from lower income families at higher rates than those from higher income ones. We discuss ways to combat summer slide, keep young people intellectually engaged over the summer, and how to reckon with the class differences in how kids experience their summer break. We also talk about how policies like expanded school years affect youth education throughout the year, and discuss the roots of the summer vacation.

WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Guests

  • Mike DiMarco Chief of Programs for Higher Achievement in Washington, DC
  • Kate McGee Education reporter, WAMU; @McGeeReports
  • Meaghan O'Connor Assistant Director, Programs & Partnerships for DC Public Libraries

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.