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5:07 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Four New Schools Opening This Week

Christa McAuliffe Elementary opens on Tuesday.
Sam Evans-Brown

For most New Hampshire students Tuesday or Wednesday is the first day of school. For some New Hampshire schools “day-one” really is day-one.

For those kids headed starting classes tomorrow, like Andrew Pollak, emotions are mixed.

"It’s gonna be scary but fun," says Pollock, "because who knows what’s gonna happen tomorrow, it could be anything!"

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Education
5:30 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Summer Nutrition Affects "Learning-Loss"

Color coded reusable grocery bags lined up for distribution by Got Lunch Laconia volunteers
Sam Evans-Brown

This week we’ve been hearing about Summer-Learning Loss – the tendency to forget things over summer vacation – and what it means for the learning of low-income students. Today NHPR reports during the summer many kids lose access to the free-and-reduced lunch program, and that can have very real implications for how they learn.

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Education
5:30 am
Tue August 14, 2012

N.H. Schools and Programs Combat "Summer Learning Loss"

Sam Evans-Brown

This week NHPR is taking a look at the impacts of summer learning loss: the things that students forget during summer vacation. Yesterday we heard about how this hits low-income students harder than others, and today we look at what schools and parents are doing to tackle learning loss.

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Education
12:05 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Granite State Students Suffer From "Summer Learning Loss"

Sam Evans-Brown

In just a few short weeks, summer vacation will come to a close, and when it does teachers will start the school year off with a familiar routine: review.

It may sound like no big deal, but over the summer students forget so much of their schooling over vacation that it’s come to be called “summer learning loss.” In the first of a three part series about the summer slide, NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown tells us why summer activities have a lot to do with how students fare during the rest of the year.

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Education
4:52 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Back to School Already? First Day at State's First Magnet School

Students file into school on the first day of the state's first magnet school.
Sam Evans-Brown

Here’s a sentence you don’t hear much: today is August 7th... the first day of school.

Rochester’s Maple Street Elementary School is reopening this year as the state’s first Magnet School: an experiment in school reform that involves a longer school year and a specialized curriculum.

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