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Best Time to Build a Love of STEM? It's After the School Day Ends, Research Says

Nichole Dobo

May 17, 2017

The Hechinger Report - After-school programs can help students develop an interest in science, technology, engineering or math.

In a national survey last year, more than 78 percent of children said they'd had a positive experience with the STEM subject areas because of an after-school program, according to new research from the PEAR Institute at Harvard University, McLean Hospital and IMMAP: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy at Texas Tech University. The survey included 1,600 children and after-school program leaders in 11 states.

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