School's out

November 4, 2007

School's out

After school programs and policies that work

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This Policy Forum summarizes the presentations of three national experts and a local planning committee at a 2007 IGPA Family Impact Seminar devoted to after-school programs in Illinois. We begin by comparing Illinois to other states in terms of availability of after-school programming and innovation in design and funding of these programs. We then summarize insights into how successful after-school programs achieve their goals, and how program quality can be assessed for program self-improvement and for accountability. Finally, we sum up some of the promising strategies Illinois might consider asit continues to expand learning and development opportunities for youth.


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Research Area: Social Policy

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