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Math, reading lessons aim to curb summer learning loss

Grand Rapids — Math and reading lessons for students to complete at home this summer are available through Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs.

The nine-week program offered through Grand Rapids Public Schools aims to curb summer learning loss by providing refresher courses for students to complete over the summer. Students have the chance to earn a medal for passing all of the lessons, which they submit when complete by mail or at drop-off sites, said Lori Peterson GRASP coordinator.

The 49-year-old program is free to Grand Rapids Public Schools students and $38 for one subject and $68 for two for non-district students. More than 6,000 students, including 500 from GRPS, typically participate each summer.  

Non-GRPS children should first check with their school to see if they participate directly with GRASP for a discount, Peterson said.

The registration deadline is May 19 at the following links: GRPS registration is here. Non-district students can register here.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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