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Should Out-of-School Staff Be Trained Like Teachers?

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Published on May 23, 2013

Since many out-of-school programs face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long, providing high-quality, cost-effective professional development can be a challenge. While emerging research points to the positive effects after-school programs have on students' academic performance, debate is stirring over what core competencies these workers should possess. Two experts on the out-of-school community discuss the latest ideas on providing professional development for staff members. ____________________

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