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Editorial: Get your kid to read

Summer vacation is almost here. But there’s a downside to the nearly three-month summer break that students are about to begin.

It’s called the summer slide, a well-documented phenomenon where students lose reading proficiency during the summer months. It happens because so many students abandon books during the summer in favor of television, sports, X-box and other things. 

The decline in reading proficiency is a serious problem, one that parents and everyone else who cares about children should be aware of.  There is a simple solution.

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