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Document Number: 4725

Afterschool Programs - This Digest discusses the need for afterschool programs, the potential benefits, challenges affecting the viability of programs, factors identified with high-quality programs and the policy issues to be addressed. Policy issues described include initiating a limited number of evaluations of afterschool models, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between programs, developing measures of success and documenting the results. (Linda Lumsden, Afterschool Programs, Educational Resources Information Center, ERIC Digest, September 2003)...

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