The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear a case challenging how Maryland draws Congressional district lines. Will the highest court in the country rule that Maryland’s admittedly partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional?
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.
- 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
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