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ERIC Number: ED558187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Grantmakers and Thought Leaders on Out-of-School Time: Survey & Interview Report
Traphagen, Kathleen
Grantmakers for Education
It is often noted that children spend most of their waking hours out of school. What they do during non-school hours is important, because access to high-quality learning, both in and out-of-school, is key to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. In the United States today, demand for after-school programs outstrips supply: 8.4 million children currently participate, while parents of more than 18 million children would enroll their children in a program if one were available. Last year, Grantmakers for Education's Out-of-School Time (OST) Funder Network, as part of its strategic planning process, gathered insights from a diverse group of grantmakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, and advocates on questions such as: what is the status of the OST field? What progress has been made and what are the key challenges that remain? Where should grantmakers direct limited philanthropic resources? How can and should the OST field inform and contribute to education reform efforts? This brief report shares the results with stakeholders in the out-of-school time and education reform communities. The goal of the report is to identify several key issues that arose in survey and interview results and spark productive conversation and action toward providing young people with positive, productive learning experiences in and out of school.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Authoring Institution: Grantmakers for Education