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Students excited about summer learning in Loyola literacy program

Experts say students out on summer break tend to forget some of what they learned during the school year. The so-called "summer slide" is exactly what one local university is trying to reverse.

WBAL-TV 11

July 3, 2018

 

Experts say students out on summer break tend to forget some of what they learned during the school year. The so-called "summer slide" is exactly what one local university is trying to reverse.

More than 50 students from elementary to high school all from the Baltimore region are hitting the books. They landed a free spot in the summer literacy program developed by educators on the campus of Loyola University of Maryland.

"The students get individual attention. They also get to learn from each other. They are grouped based on their needs and their age," said Kristina Collins, director of literacy at Loyola.

Students are tutored by Loyola graduate students from the school's master's program.

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