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The Role of Afterschool Programs in Increasing High School Graduation Rates in New York State

New York State Afterschool Network

This policy brief aims to promote after-school programs as a way to prevent high school dropouts. The report includes research that links after-school programs to lower dropout rates, focusing on specific successful programs. Participants in a Los Angeles program, for instance, were 20 percent less likely to drop out than were peers who did not participate.

The report provides policy recommendations for forging partnerships between schools and after-school programs. They include encouraging elected officials and education policymakers to recruit a diverse range of community partners and to promote partnerships among school and after- school staff members. Free, four pages. (646) 943-8670, www.nysan.org/content/document/detail/2409/

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