3/30/2012. Filed under Press Releases, Publications.
Education Week Beyond School Blog
By Nora Fleming on March 27, 2012 10:58 AM
Out-of-school programs can reduce negative behaviors like drug use and improve students' attendance, grades, and test scores, says a new report released today that draws comprehensive findings from more than 60 after-school studies.
The details behind those findings and more comprehensive information on the report will be officially released this afternoon in conjunction with the launch of the Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project, an initiative and website that promote expanded and extended learning efforts nationwide, supported by some of the leading foundations and organizations in the out-of-school-time realm.The Noyce Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation are leading the charge on the project, among others.
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