News Roundtable | Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ | Sauvie Island Swim

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Originally published on July 12, 2019 2:52 pm

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We hear opinions and analysis on this week’s news from Amanda Manjarrez, Eve Epstein and Jim Pasero.

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Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. One Eastern Oregon school district has come up with a solution. It’s called the Baker Summer Academy. We hear from Baker School District superintendent Mark Witty.

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Cindy Werhane tried to become the first person to swim all the way around Sauvie Island this week. She swam for 20 straight hours — and almost completed the loop — before she had to call it quits.

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