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Taking a Deeper Dive into Afterschool: Positive Outcomes and Promising Practices

February 3, 2014
Examining the role that after-school programs play to support positive behavior, improved academic performance

Afterschool Alliance

As the private and public sectors look to increase investment in the afterschool field, it is critical that high-quality evaluations regarding the effectiveness of programs and research on best practices are regularly conducted and readily available. The goal of this report was twofold: first, to examine the role that afterschool programs play to support positive behavior, positive attitudes toward school and improved academic performance among children and second, to explore the afterschool program practices associated with positively influencing students in the aforementioned areas.
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