What American kids need this summer

A child plays with her kindergarten class in Brentwood, California, during the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG

To help students recover from a pandemic school year, experts are prescribing fun.

By Anna North, Vox 

The 2020-2021 school year was difficult for many children. As students around the country struggled to keep up with their schooling during a pandemic, many people became increasingly concerned about children falling behind.    

In this article, experts talk about the importance of districts rethinking summer schools and highlight the importance of fun, non-academic activities for youths recovering this summer.    

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