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  • Report Shows Need for Elementary After-School Expansion

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    Mayor de Blasio & students (photo: Mayor's Office)


    The expansion of public educational programs to enhance the traditional school system and combat rising inequality has been a signature of the de Blasio administration.

    Much like his universal pre-kindergarten program, de Blasio's vast expansion of middle school after-school offerings allows more structured opportunity for young people as well as more assurance and opportunity for parents.

    Yet, while ...