I encourage you to read the story, which brings together after-school, STEM, and real-world, hands-on learning in a nifty package. (The kids involved attend twice-a-week classes, and site visits are a regular part of the curriculum.)
December 2010 Archives
Science learning in informal, out-of-school settings is the focus of a new two-year research project.
The new law also paves "the way for an additional 21 million meals" to be served each year to at-risk children in after-school programs, according to Vilsack's office.
Collaboration was another recurring theme at yesterday's out-of-school time event at Baruch College in New York City.
Jennifer Sloan McCombs of RAND Education, urged those in attendance to think carefully about how their organizations would make thoughtful investments in data quality.
At a time of tight budgets at the federal, state, and local levels, Driscoll and Gilbert both emphasized that the need for high-quality expanded learning goes on. But it's a tough dynamic. "The fiscal realities are no joke," Driscoll agreed.