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January 10, 2011

Kumon Named No. 1 Tutoring Franchise

The Kumon corporation was named the No. 1 tutoring franchise and ranked 14th out of 500 corporate franchises worldwide, in Entrepreneur magazine's 32nd annual "Franchise 500" issue, just released for 2011. The honor marks the 10th year in a row the organization has been picked as the top tutoring f...

January 07, 2011

Selling Ads to Fund After School and Other News

The Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance provides free tutoring and activities. City officials and school leaders see it as a success.

January 03, 2011

Boxer To Co-Chair Senate Afterschool Caucus

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is replacing Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) as a co-chair of the Senate's Afterschool Caucus.

December 20, 2010

ACE Puts Focus on STEM

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 15, 2010

Updates on Informal Science & 21st Century Funding

Science learning in informal, out-of-school settings is the focus of a new two-year research project.

December 14, 2010

Nutrition Bill Will Impact After-School Programs

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.

December 10, 2010

OST Conference 2: The Power of Collaboration

Collaboration was another recurring theme at yesterday's out-of-school time event at Baruch College in New York City.

December 10, 2010

Want Strong Out-of-School Programs? Capture Good Data

Jennifer Sloan McCombs of RAND Education, urged those in attendance to think carefully about how their organizations would make thoughtful investments in data quality.

December 02, 2010

Citizen Schools, ELT, & Tough Budget Times

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.

November 23, 2010

We're Back ... With STEM News!

I received an email about a new and seemingly unprecedented initiative focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) learning and out-of-school learning time.

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