Melt Summer Learning Loss With Chocolate

July 18, 2014 6:18 PM

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Melt Summer Learning Loss With Chocolate

It's summer -- fireflies, cook-outs, swimming pools and lazy afternoons. This next school year seems to be at the end of a tunnel that I haven't even looked to where it might end. It can be hard to believe that only weeks ago, kids were finishing schools years, taking tests and demonstrating their year-long learning. Today, in the midst of summer's slumber, many kids might struggle with content they aced on those tests only weeks ago.

The RAND corporation in its 2011 report on summer learning loss stated that many children and youth lose an average of a month of learning during the summer. The issue is of national interest. In 2010, President Obama noted on NBC's Today Show how students lose a lot of what they learn during the sc...

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