Excerpt from Wider Use of the School Plant The following pages contain the results of an inquiry into the utilization of school property after day-class hours which has been carried on during the past year and a half by the Department of Child Hygiene of the Russell Sage Foundation. The information has been gathered from the reports of school authorities and voluntary organizations as well as by means of personal investigation. In the collection of material city superintendents and boards of education also, to a number that forbids individual mention here, have rendered generous assistance. They have written long letters, filled in tiresome questionnaires, and given or loaned valuable photographs. Without their co-operation the investigation would have been greatly handicapped. Pains have been taken to secure accurate data; but the extension of the various after-school activities is progressing so rapidly that the conditions in many cities will in a short time be misrepresented by this account. Since, however, events and situations have been selected, not for the sake of local history, but because they reveal some aspect or stage in the development of the undertaking, it is hoped that this limitation will not affect the usefulness of the book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.