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Rural Students

By Marva Hinton — March 22, 2016 1 min read

More children from rural areas are participating in after-school programs, but unmet demand for these opportunities remains high.

That was a key finding in a report released this month by Afterschool Alliance. It found that 13 percent of students in rural areas take part in after-school programs, up from 11 percent in 2009 but still below the national average of 18 percent. For every rural student enrolled in an after-school program, three more would enroll if such a program were available, the report says. It draws on results from online surveys of more than 13,700 households and more than 660 rural after-school providers.

A version of this article appeared in the March 23, 2016 edition of Education Week as Rural Students

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