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Pittman, Karen; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Yohalem, Nicole – Forum for Youth Investment, 2003
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…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
Pittman, Karen; Yohalem, Nicole; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Ferber, Thaddeus – Forum for Youth Investment, 2003
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,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Marketing, High School Students, After School Programs
Pittman, Karen; Yohalem, Nicole; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia – Forum for Youth Investment, 2002
The past five years have seen a ground swell in public attention and public policy aimed at increasing the availability of after-school programs for children and young teens during the "risk" hours when safety, supervision and homework are a top concern. Popularly called "after-school," these programs represent a new and growing variation on the…
Descriptors: After School Programs, School Policy, Public Policy, Educational Policy