Report Roundup

After School

"Is Citywide After-School Coordination Going Nationwide? An Exploratory Study in Large Cities"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Working together is something that after-school providers can improve on, according to a new study.

Based on an examination of 100 large U.S. cities, the study by FHI 360, a nonprofit education research group based in Durham, N.C., finds that while citywide coordination of after-school programs is on the rise, many cities should do more on that front. It also argues that mayoral support is crucial to expanding and improving those programs.

The study found that more than three-quarters of the cities surveyed said they are increasing coordination in after-school programs in an effort to improve and expand services for children in need. It also notes that funding for program coordination has decreased in 34 percent of the cities over the past five years, held steady in 24 percent of them, and increased in only 9 percent.

The study was commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, which also provides support for coverage of extended and expanded learning in Education Week.

Vol. 33, Issue 06, Page 5

Published in Print: October 2, 2013, as After School
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories