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The summer slide: students lose knowledge during extended holiday

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Is summer vacation really the culprit behind our children falling behind in school? Getty Images

No more homework, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks! School's out - or nearly out - for summer. But while some hard-won time off may seem like good news for students, a recent RAND study shows that by the end of the three-month break, students lose up to a month's worth of what they've learned. What's a parent to do? Madeleine talks to Geoffrey Borman, an education professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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