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In this undated photo, Adrian Cruz, left, and Keilynn Swenson, read aloud to one another in Nick Clasemann’s second-grade classroom at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that students can lose the equivalent of two months of reading or math skills over the summer if their brains aren’t kept active. It’s referred to as “summer slide.” Tribune photo

Local teacher, library offer advice for kids to avoid ‘summer slide’

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Kristen Egge can tell in September whether her students were engaged in academic activities during their summer break. “Kids need to read and write and do a little bit of math every day,” said Egge, a fifth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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(320) 214-4340
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