Battling the Summer Slide


The countdown to summer vacation has begun in many schools across the country. Traditionally, summer break is a time for students and teachers to leave the classroom behind for three months. But research shows that being idle for an extended period of time can cause students to fall behind academically. This week we discuss how summer break can leave lower-income students at disadvantage during the school year.

Guest: Nancy Devine, Director of Communities for the Wallace Foundation.