Under the leadership of city officials and local organizations, New York City implemented an Out-of-School Time initiative in 2005 that put significant city dollars into funding expanded learning and after-school programs, believing the programs would improve the performance of youth in the city's u...
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April 01, 2011
March 22, 2011
Nora Fleming, who's been blogging here in recent months and has contributed some great stories including this one on L.A.'s BEST, will be the new full-time proprietor of this blog.
March 18, 2011
Much of the work at this charter school Lego program takes place outside the traditional school day.
March 16, 2011
In "10 Years of Changing the Face of Science: A Retrospective Evaluation," researchers report that Project Exploration—which targets students who have not been academically successful—has had a positive and significant impact on the 1,000 students the researchers tracked.
March 02, 2011
The big story on after-school programs right now is the federal budget, and all indications are that it's going to be tough sledding on Capitol Hill.
February 11, 2011
Lucy Friedman wrote ... about the important role the after-school community can play in technology and learning, particularly for low-income students with limited access to the Internet and tech tools.
February 02, 2011
It seems STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—initiatives are all the talk in education and policy circles these days. The trick is how to engage girls not typically drawn to such subjects, the Harvard researchers write.
January 26, 2011
"The middle school years are a vital time to teach the importance of college and career readiness and the linkages to success in life."
January 25, 2011
The article itself talks about the importance of making out-of-school-time (OST)learning different from in-classroom education and also references research on the gap in summer learning experiences between children of different socioeconomic classes and the long-term negative impact on children from poor families.
January 19, 2011
One thing that struck me about what I've read about the book—and, no, I haven't actually read the book—is Chua's ironclad control of her children's after-school time.