Education Report Roundup

Out of School Programs

By Kevin Bushweller — March 08, 2005 1 min read

Evidence is mixed on whether there is a shortage of publicly financed before- and after-school programs for children, and whether such programs improve academic achievement, concludes a study released last week.

The study by the RAND Corp., based in Santa Monica, Calif., suggests that policymakers should remain skeptical of claims about pent-up demand for such programs, as well as claims that those programs have positive effects on academic achievement.

A version of this article appeared in the March 09, 2005 edition of Education Week