Campus & Community

After-school visions

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Chris GabrieliStaff photo by Stephanie Mitchell

Community after-school providers at a recent forum held at the Business School learned about current research on how to improve academic achievement and the positive development of children through after-school programs. The Dec. 6 forum was sponsored by Boston’s After-School for All Partnership, the Program in Afterschool Education and Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard After School Initiative. It featured seven research reports commissioned by the Partnership on relevant topics for professionals including ‘Enhancing Literacy Support in After-School Programs’ and ‘Using Technology to Support Learning.’ It also laid out recommendations for increasing learning opportunities in after-school time throughout Boston. Chris Gabrieli (above), chairman of the After-School for All Partnership, spoke to the group about ‘A Vision for Boston’s After-School Sector.’