STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist

Gaps in the variety and frequency of STEM programming exist between families with lower incomes and higher incomes. Students from families in the highest income bracket have greater variety of STEM offerings in their afterschool programs, particularly in technology and engineering, science learning opportunities, and computer science activities. Students from families in the highest income bracket are also more likely to participate in a STEM activity at least twice a week.

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