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How you can fight the "Summer Slide"and keep your kids engaged




Going to the beach is a great summer getaway - but how can you balance fun with making sure your kids stay on track with their education?
Going to the beach is a great summer getaway - but how can you balance fun with making sure your kids stay on track with their education?
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For most school age kids, today is the first day of the summer break.  But it’s also the start of the “summer slide,” the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.

So, how do you keep your kid learning while allowing for summer fun? For some advise on how to prevent the "summer slide," A Martinez speaks with Cynthia Perez. She's community outreach coordinator for Families in Schools and the summer education program, Passport to Success.