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Rural After-School Efforts Must Stretch to Serve

One of three grants Linda Barton relies on to provide out-of-school programs to her students will run out this month.

With two other grants still in play, Ms. Barton is perhaps in a better situation than most such providers, but she’s trying to figure out how to maintain her existing programs in her Lander, Wyo., community until she can get more money.

“The funding is always a challenge,” she said.