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Afterschool programs help develop new generations of leaders

SUMMARY An article on the Idaho Ed News website profiles an afterschool program for low-income students in the Boise School District, which focuses on providing fifth- and sixth-grade students a number of important leadership skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives, including conflict resolution, communication,...
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Afterschool and Summer Program Funding on the Chopping Block in Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget

SUMMARY The Trump Administration recently released its proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year. As the Afterschool Alliance aptly points out, this budget includes proposals to eliminate the 21st...
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Afterschool Programs a Great Way to Empower Young Women

SUMMARY An article in the Jefferson City News Tribune details some of the efforts being taken by an afterschool program at Lewis and Clark Middle School called the Girls...
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PTAs Must Consider Wide Variety of Issues in Their Fundraising Efforts

SUMMARY An article in The New York Times profiles a public school in New York and the challenges its PTA has had in its fundraising efforts in the wake...
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Afterschool Programs are Vastly Under-Funded, Yet are Crucial to a Child’s Development

SUMMARY According to a Family Education article, two thirds of parents say they have a hard time finding afterschool programs in their local areas, this despite research also saying...
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