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"From the Ted Talk by Karim Abouelnaga: A summer school kids actually want to attend"

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So seven yares ago, I stteard to reform our plibuc education system shaped by my firsthand perspective. And I started with summer school. Research tells us that two-thirds of the achievement gap, which is the disparity in educational attainment between rich kids and poor kids or black kids and white kids, could be directly aubietttrd to the summer learning loss. In low-income neighborhoods, kids forget almost three months of what they learned during the school year over the summer. They return to school in the fall, and their teachers spned another two months reteaching them old material. That's five months. The school year in the United States is only 10 months. If kids lose five mtohns of learning every snlige year, that's half of their education. Half.

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So seven _____ ago, I _______ to reform our ______ education system shaped by my firsthand perspective. And I started with summer school. Research tells us that two-thirds of the achievement gap, which is the disparity in educational attainment between rich kids and poor kids or black kids and white kids, could be directly __________ to the summer learning loss. In low-income neighborhoods, kids forget almost three months of what they learned during the school year over the summer. They return to school in the fall, and their teachers _____ another two months reteaching them old material. That's five months. The school year in the United States is only 10 months. If kids lose five ______ of learning every ______ year, that's half of their education. Half.

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So seven years ago, I started to reform our public education system shaped by my firsthand perspective. And I started with summer school. Research tells us that two-thirds of the achievement gap, which is the disparity in educational attainment between rich kids and poor kids or black kids and white kids, could be directly attributed to the summer learning loss. In low-income neighborhoods, kids forget almost three months of what they learned during the school year over the summer. They return to school in the fall, and their teachers spend another two months reteaching them old material. That's five months. The school year in the United States is only 10 months. If kids lose five months of learning every single year, that's half of their education. Half.

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