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City Manager's Report: The Best Way to Beat "Summer Slide"
Prevent "summer slide" with Library reading programs.
Ah, summer vacation. Every student looks forward to it. But it's also the time when children experience "summer slide."
Summer slide happens when students lose the skills and abilities they polished during the academic year. By September, many kids are back in March in terms of ability and knowledge.
Students lose even more ground as their class progresses — by sixth grade, a child who hasn't read through summer vacations is at least two reading levels behind their classmates.
The good news? Summer reading programs and other learning activities can help prevent summer slide for students of all ages.
The City of Hillsboro provides plenty of opportunities for warm-weather reading, including: