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ERIC Number: ED503965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reflections on System Building: Lessons from the After-School Movement. Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #3
Pittman, Karen; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Yohalem, Nicole
Forum for Youth Investment
On February 3, 2003, the Bush Administration unveiled its request to cut funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by 40 percent in fiscal year 2004. This date also marked the administration's release of When Schools Stay Open Late: The National Evaluation of the 21st-Century Learning Centers Program, First Year Findings, the first report from the federally-funded evaluation being undertaken by Mathematica Policy Research. With these events as the backdrop, this commentary addresses the potential for, and threats to, the development of a healthy, connected out-of-school time system. When and how are evaluations useful? What does the 21st Century evaluation tell us? How do the findings square with other studies? What is the state of system building in out-of-school time? What challenges lie ahead? (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 12 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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A