Could this be expanded learning time's moment in the spotlight? Perhaps "moment" isn't the right word, but the concept of rising practical and policy interest in ELT was very much in evidence during my conversation today with Jennifer Davis, the president and chief executive officer of the National...
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September 21, 2010
September 16, 2010
I've been talking to more people this week about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and the appropriations bill in Congress that would allow the initiative to fund extended-learning-time efforts as well as the after-school, before-school, and summer school programs it now supports. ...
September 08, 2010
An assortment of education groups is urging Congress to make funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program flexible and open to expanded school day schedule initiatives, as well as after-school and summer school efforts. Only a few weeks ago, you may recall, a Senate subcommittee ...
August 30, 2010
A new study shows that quality is critical for after-school programs to have strong positive effects on adolescent development.
August 26, 2010
New Race to the Top grantees addressed expanded learning in their successful grant applications.
August 19, 2010
Strong leadership and supportive ties between middle schools and a New York City expanded-learning program helped boost students' enrollment in the after-school effort, a recent report says.
August 05, 2010
A Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in Missouri is drawing attention for its data-based tracking system—a system that allows the organization to flag "Little" brothers and sisters who are having trouble in school before their problems snowball. The ABC Education Initiative now tracks 400 child...
July 28, 2010
A Senate subcommittee added $100 million to the proposed fiscal 2011 appropriation for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program yesterday. This sounds good, right? But not so fast, as after-school advocates say the addition may actually take money away from after-school programs and shift...
July 22, 2010
The Afterschool Alliance is one of many groups urging Congress to pass child-nutrition legislation as soon as possible. "With 1 in 4 kids at risk of hunger and 1 in 3 obese or overweight, the time for action is now," the Alliance and more than 100 other national organizations assert in this ad. Ot...
July 14, 2010
A report finds a growing need to develop research questions and methods to evaluate out-of-school STEM programs.