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Oklahoma sees rising demand in after-school programs

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Education officials and advocates of after-school programs say there's a rising demand for such programs in Oklahoma, but that many families can't afford them.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2qXUgbH ) reports that most children who aren't able to access an after-school program live in low-income communities. Some believe the growing demand for after-school programs is linked to the growing rate of children living in poverty.

A report released last year by nonprofit Afterschool Alliance says more than 230,000 children in Oklahoma would participate in an after-school prog...



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