« Hours of Opportunity: Considering Data and City Systems | Main | After-School Corp. to Advise Public Television »

Lights On and 21st-Century Program

Don't forget: today is Lights On Afterschool day—the annual celebration of after-school programs nationwide. The Afterschool Alliance reports that there will be Lights On events in approximately 7,500 communities today. The idea is to highlight the importance of high-quality after-school initiatives.

Not coincidentally at all, Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant has a piece today in The Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog. Grant writes about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and the danger her organization sees in a Senate plan to expand the program to cover extended-learning-time initiatives, as well as after-school, before school, and summer school programs as it has done till now. As readers well know, this is a complicated issue.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Advertisement

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Technorati

Technorati search

» Blogs that link here