After-School Efforts Seek to Replace ‘Anecdotes and Hunches’ With Data

Having credible data is a key to sound decision-making in any endeavor, and after-school efforts are no exception, according to an article in the fall 2012 issue of AfterSchool Today. The story, which highlights how data have been used in Wallace-supported after-school initiatives in Providence and Chicago, describes some of the types of information that can help after-school planners improve the quality and availability of programming. AfterSchool Today, a quarterly issued by the National AfterSchool Association, is published by Serendipity Media, LLC.