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Back to school and making up for the "summer slide"

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Now that kids are back to school, some teachers are making up ground lost over the summer. Students can lose about a month’s worth of reading, language and math skills when they’re not in school. The setback can be especially acute for students learning English. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Susan Gonzalez, who wrote about this “summer slide” for Chalkbeat Colorado, an education news website.

Susan Gonzalez is a journalist who wrote about “summer slide.” Forty-five percent of students in the Roaring Fork School District, with schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, are second language learners.