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Out of School Programs

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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.

Vol. 24, Issue 26, Page 10

Published in Print: March 9, 2005, as Out of School Programs

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