Little Rock, Arkansas -
LITTLE ROCK, AR - When the school bell rings on the last day of school - most students hit the door and would like to forget anything that has to do with learning for a couple of months.
but statistics show a child loses on average at least a half a grade per year in the summer.
That's why AR Kids Read in Little Rock is trying to close the gap.
Parents, educators and those who work with after school programs are invited to attend the summer learning loss workshop Thursday (March 13) at the Robinson Theater.
The vice president of Reading is Fundamental will offer a number of great tips.
"It can be a summer reading list for parents to work with their students, possible books going home from the school," suggests Charlie Conklin, Executive Director of AR Kids Read.
While registration is full - you are still invited to attend the workshop - you just won't receive lunch.
The workshop is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robinson Theater on River Market Avenue.
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