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ERIC Number: ED503964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
High School After-School: What Is It? What Might It Be? Why Is It Important? Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #2
Pittman, Karen; Yohalem, Nicole; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Ferber, Thaddeus
Forum for Youth Investment
High school is becoming the next frontier for after-school advocates. The conceptual and practical leaps from programming for elementary and middle school students to high school students are significant, with huge marketing challenges. Arguing persuasively for investments in this population requires revisiting almost every strategic decision, from public education to policy framing to partnership development. To support policy makers, program leaders and advocates in making decisions related to high school after-school, this commentary summarizes what we know and answers some basic but important questions. Conversations with Kathy Lewis, deputy superintendent for Child, Youth and Family Services in the California Department of Education, and Milbrey McLaughlin, of Stanford University, help us illustrate and bridge the policy and research perspectives on high school programming. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 19 endnotes.)
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment