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Federal investments in afterschool time may help account for decreases in “self-care”

Federal investments in afterschool time may help account for decreases in “self-care” by school age children of single, employed parents, notes the Afterschool Alliance. Between 1997 and 2011, the percentage of such children in self-care fell from 24 percent to 14 percent. Federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grew from $40 million in 1998 to $1.1 billion in 2013, serving more than a million kids. 04/23/2013