25 Oct 2012
Topics: » Academic Enrichment, » The Case for After-School, » Policy & Advocacy, » Public Policy, » Student Outcomes, » Youth Development
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NYSAN Testimony submitted to Governor's Education Reform Commission
High quality programs offered outside the regular school day can help close the achievement gap and bring community resources into struggling schools. As the Governor’s Education Reform Commission considers its mission of improving the quality of education New York provides to its students, the New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) urges the Commission to recommend increasing access to expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) and investing in infrastructure that supports high quality partnerships among out-of-school-time programs, school districts, and other community providers as core strategies.