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Editorial - Stay sharp this summer: Hit the trail

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It happens every summer. Kids get bored and restless. They complain there's nothing to do.

It's more than just mid-summer boredom. It can have lingering consequences. Studies show that if kids don't engage in educational activities during the summer, they suffer "brain drain" or a loss in their ability to learn. In fact, research shows it takes teachers four to six weeks to reteach material that students have forgotten over the summer.

How can you stop the brain drain?

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