Beyond School is taking a brief break this week, but the blog will be back very soon!
The After-School Corporation will serve as an education adviser on a new Corporation for Public Broadcasting-PBS project aimed at young children.
Today is Lights On Afterschool day, and Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant writes about Lights On and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in a blog for The Washington Post.
Management-information systems that track attendance and other data can make a significant difference in the success of urban out-of-school-time programs, a new report says.
There's plenty going on in the after-school world these days—so much so that I'm having trouble keeping up. Here are a few highlights: The Afterschool Alliance has just organized an online petition to keep funding for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program targeted to after-school initiatives: "Please, support children and working families by increasing funding for after-school programs and by making sure that after-school funding goes only to after school, before school, and summer learning programs," the petition states in part. (As readers of this blog know, a Senate spending bill would allow the 21st Century program...
School districts must provide the accommodations that children with disabilities need to take part in after-school and extracurricular activities, even if those activities aren't academically focused, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.
Across the board, more parents want after-school options for their children, but students in rural communities find even fewer options open to them than their urban and suburban peers.
Teens designed a new after-school gathering space and online community in Providence, R.I.
Many people had questions about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program during the Network Lead Meeting of the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks in Washington this week.
President Obama says a longer school year "makes sense" during an interview on the Today show this morning.