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Partners in Education: Summer Brain Drain

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Partners in Education: Summer Brain Drain

By Megan Lowry. CREATED Jun 24, 2014
GREEN BAY, Wis --The brain drain or summer learning loss may sound ominous to parents but educators say it can easily be avoided by just keeping kids minds active during the summer. 
 
Green Bay Public Schools Summer School Coordinator, Mark Allen,  recommends kids spend a least a couple hours a day in a structured learning environment over the summer. "We do find that kids who are engaged is some sort of activity whether its a reading program through the library or summer school here in Green Bay are ready for school when it starts in September," said Allen. 
 
Allen says the district offers a variety of summer school classes from sports academies to cooking classes. "We have so many different programs that really we have something for everybody," said Allen 
 
Allen says summer school isn't  about stopping kids from having fun but teaching them learning can be fun.