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Rural communities struggle to provide after-school programs

posted Feb 4, 2015, 10:22 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 10:22 AM ]
De Funk, after-school program director in Modoc County, said expanded learning programs also provide a safe place with caring adults for children who witness violence or drug and alcohol abuse in their homes. In addition, the programs help students academically, she said, because some parents don’t have the educational background needed to help with homework, particularly with the new curriculum based on Common Core state standards.

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