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Photo: Andrea Chu (Getty Images) Every year, as summer approaches, parents and teachers across the country begin worrying about the summer slide . The phenomenon, in which some students regress academically during the months off of school, is thought to most predominantly affect younger kids and children from low-income families. And it was already a concern after nice, normal, non-pandemic school years. No one is really sure what is going to happen to an entire generation of children who just had arguably the hardest and most ineffective school year of their lives. But it’s safe to say that those who would typically be at risk for summer learning loss are even more at risk for it this year. Those kids—really, all kids—would almost certainly benefit from a bit of academic work over the summer. Here are some ideas to keep them learning, depending on what’s available in your area. Sign them up for actual summer school No child I’ve ever met appreciates the combination of the words “summer” and “school.” However, after a year of remote learning, they may warm up to the idea faster than you’d think. Summer school programs, which are offered through public school districts (and may also be available for charter and private school students within the district), often include a combination of academic lessons and extracurricular activities. They can offer a chance not just to catch kids up on academic skills, but also to provide them the long-awaited opportunity to interact in person with […]