October 2012 Archives

New research finds young people are motivated to volunteer by peer influence.


High school students from Upstate New York will travel to Haiti in February to carry out a farming and reforestation project in the struggling country.


School districts throughout the country are reconsidering the traditional school calendar, but their new models differ substantially.


A new guide helps cities and communities improve their after-school through a systemic approach.


Reports on youth engagement in politics and civic education show a mixed bag, but some out-of-classroom organizations have stepped up to fill the voids in many locales.


Science centers and museums like the Smithsonian Institution and Arizona Science Center are ramping up efforts to get children (and their parents) through their doors and using their resources to learn.


Schools in North Carolina may be lengthening their calendar in an effort to improve high school graduation rates, but footing the bill with at least $55 million in donated dollars, according to an article in The Charlotte Observer. According to the article, the North Carolina legislature authorized nine schools in the Charlotte area to lengthen their school days, but didn't authorize any additional funding to pay for the extra costs accrued with more time in school. In response, a coalition of foundations, local businesses, and other donors has pooled resources—amounting to $55 million—that they want to use to lengthen...


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