The study found that 4,000 children who attended the intensive four-week program did not experience what researchers call "summer slide," forgetting key academic concepts over the summer break.
—Brigid Schulte, "Weak Pupils Rise Above 'summer slide'," The Washington Post, November 11, 2002
“It’s a major change for us,” said Mike Curran, NOVA director. “One of the main reasons is to take kids from economically disadvantaged families and stimulate them during the summer, to halt the ‘summer slide.’”
—Leland Joachim, “Council offers kids job training,” San Jose Mercury News, April 20, 1994
It is part of Nozzolillo’s attempt to keep her students from falling victim to what researchers call the Summer Slide Back or Summer Lag, a phenomenon that strikes untold numbers of children who don’t read during the summer.
—Barbara F. Meltz, “Keep them reading all summer long,” The Boston Globe, June 5, 1992
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