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After School Programs Fail to Deliver
Disappointing academic results have led to closer scrutiny of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the nation’s largest federally funded after-school program. The report, When Schools Stay Open Late: The National Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, First Year Findings, 2003, is described as one of the most comprehensive studies of after-school care […]
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After School Programs Ineffective
After-school programs do little to help kids academically and may even encourage bad behavior, according to a new federal study. The comprehensive study examined 96 after-school programs and more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students. Among the findings: Reading test scores, grades and completion of homework were no better among students in after-school programs […]
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