After-School Programs Needed, But Scarce in Poorly Funded Rural Areas

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Los Molinos Elementary School

Elaine Korry

Fifth-grade students Giovanna Cota (left), and Briseyda Morfin (right), can get help with their homework during the first hour of the SERRF program (Safe Education and Recreation for Rural Families) at Los Molinos Elementary School.

One in every five children in the United States — nearly 10 million students — attends school in what the Census Bureau defines as a rural area. And although states vary considerably, one in three schools nationwide is considered rural . . .

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