Published in SEDL Letter Volume XVIII, Number 1, May 2006, Time for Achievement - Afterschool and Out-of-School Time

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Wesley A. Hoover, PhD
President and CEO

Joyce S. Pollard, EdD
Director, Office of Institutional Communications

Leslie Asher Blair, MA

Debbie Ritenour, MA
Contributing Editor


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