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By Robert Bittner

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taying after school used to be a punishment. Summer school used to be
remedial. But over the last decade,
these concepts have been dramatically updated in schools across the country.
Changing demographics, shifting emphases in the school-day curriculum, new
technologies-all chronicled by a wealth of
recent research-are turning after-school
hours and summer months into opportunities for enhanced learning. What's more,
they're even fun.

Making the Most of Every Minute

A 2011 Rand Corporation study, "Making
Summer Count: How Summer Programs
Can Boost Children's Learning," notes that
"students' skills and knowledge often deteriorate during the summer months" and
"low-achieving students need additional
time on task to master academic content."
Because of that, "instruction during the
summer has the potential to stop losses
that might occur and to propel students
toward higher achievement." Rather than

being remedial and reactive, today's summer school helps students avoid the kind of
"remember this?" instruction that typifies
the first month after summer break.
After-school programs provide specific
benefits of their own. A 2014 report from
the Afterschool Alliance, "America After
3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand,"
says, "More than a decade of research
shows that after-school programs across
the country are an integral support for
children, families, and communities. Each

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