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Congress Increases After-School Summer Program Funding Despite Threatened Cuts

The recent passage of the budget is welcome news to many educators who feared that after-school and summer programming would be slashed in the budget. Trump at first had planned to cut the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program based on reported evidence that the program did not meet its educational goals. In fact, an early Department of Education's report on the program “showed basically no effect on academic outcomes and negative effects on child behavior.”

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