GREENSBORO, N.C. - Just because school is out doesn't mean the learning has to stop.
Some Guilford County Schools are opening media centers during the summer break to give students a place to read and borrow books. The overall goal is to get students to read at least 20 minutes, every day.
"The importance of having an opportunity to learn over the summer is immense. We need to make sure that we can prevent as much learning loss throughout the summer so that when they come back in the fall, they don't have as big a gap to make up," says Tammy Gruer, a media and tech specialist with Guilford County Schools.
The Guilford County School System also received a half-a-million dollar grant recently for e-books that gives kids access to books on smart phones, tablets, or computers.