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October 10, 2013

A Farewell to 'Beyond School' Blog, as Coverage Finds a New Home

The Beyond School blog is retiring after a run of nearly three-and-a-half years.

February 28, 2013

Volunteering Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents, Study Says

A new study found that volunteering can help reduce cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents.

February 22, 2013

Playing With Legos to Support After-School STEM Lessons

STEM-focused after-school programs provide students with more than just fun. Construction toys like Legos and K'NEX can also help teach basic STEM principles.

September 18, 2012

After-School a Prime Time to Provide Arts Instruction

After-school programs provide a prime setting for the arts instruction that many schools have cut, reports the latest in a set of issue briefs released by the Afterschool Alliance. "Arts Enrichment in Afterschool," is one of four briefs, supported with funding from the MetLife Foundation, targeting...

August 21, 2012

After-School Program's Snack Food Song Strikes a Chord

In just two weeks, "Hot Cheetos and Takis," a rap song by a group of kids in an after school program in north Minneapolis, has gone viral, boasting more than 1.1 million views on YouTube.

June 07, 2012

Tip Sheets Promote Use of Data in After-School Programs

A set of tip sheets released this week by the Wallace Foundation could offer guidance on how to use data to evaluate and improve after-school programs.

March 27, 2012

New Initiative Brings Together Out-of-School Leaders

Out-of-school programs can reduce negative behaviors like drug use and improve students' attendance, grades, and test scores, says a new report released today that draws comprehensive findings from more than 60 after-school studies. The details behind those findings and more comprehensive informat...

September 16, 2011

After-school Programs Change Student Minds About STEM

The best STEM-focused after-school programs increase students' enrollment and interest in the subjects and their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math later in life, a new report from the Afterschool Alliance says.

July 15, 2011

Swords Drawn on 21st Century Community Learning Centers?

A group of senators proposed a reauthorization plan yesterday for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program that would enhance application protocol and accountability requirements for after-school, before school, and summer programs.

May 18, 2011

Forum Explores Best Uses of Expanded Learning Time

Participants emphasized that strengthening accountability, improving data tracking, and building community partnerships and sustainability were fundamental to developing expanded learning time programs, but that there wasn't a definitive answer for how to add time to deliver better education.

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