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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

May 8, 2003
To: Education reporters, editors, producers
From: Amy Cowles, (410) 516-7160, amycowles@jhu.edu
Re: Panel to address "summer slide" learning loss

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and The Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning will co-host a media forum on Monday, May 12, to discuss the dramatic learning losses many children experience each summer. Led by Ray Suarez, senior correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, panelists will focus on which kids are most at- risk during the summer break, current interventions to keep them from being left behind, and a roadmap for future initiatives to keep kids off the summer slide.

Panelists: Carol H. Rasco, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) president and CEO;
Ron Fairchild, executive director, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning;
Karl Alexander, John Dewey Professor of Sociology at The Johns Hopkins University;
Rachel Tompkins, president, The Rural School and Community Trust.
When: Monday, May 12, 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact: For more information, contact Ron Fairchild, executive director of Teach Baltimore, at 410-516-6221, or Craig Culp of RIF at 202-673-1683.

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