Experts say teens are at risk of forgetting months of instruction -- particularly in math and science -- over the summer break, but some parents are worried that educational summer programs aimed at fighting the brain drain are only overloading students, according to U.S. News & World Report. Studies conducted by the National Summer Learning Association suggest that this academic hiatus can amount to three months’ worth of learning loss in the aforementioned subjects — and the decline is even greater in low-income communities. Students regress in reading and spelling skills, widening the achievement gap between...

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