MIAMI, June 15 (UPI) -- Those carefree days of summer when it was all about, "Can I go out and play?" are still around, but make no mistake -- high-stakes testing is making inroads.
Educators are cautioning parents that the summer vacation, even the shorter version mandated in some school districts, can cost youngsters the learning edge they had when they left school in May or June.
"Typically, kids lose about four months over the summer, and they are not ready for the next grade," said Tracey Dils, a well-known children's writer ...
- Magnolia Memories08
- Deep South, United States
- First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!