Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool

A Conference Report

What happens when teams from 57 cities building afterschool systems gather to discuss two key system responsibilities – improving afterschool programs and using data for informed decision-making? A lot of rich discussion. This report covers a national afterschool conference held in February 2013. It details what mayors, program providers, system leaders, researchers and others had to say on matters ranging from how to measure afterschool performance to boosting program quality.

The Honorable Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, WI, reflects on how participation in the Better Together conference impacted his city’s efforts to build an out-of-school time system.

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