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March 23, 2012

Nellie Mae Grants Districts Funds for Out-of-School Efforts

The Nellie Mae Foundation is awarding $16.4 million in grants over a three-year period that will support, among other efforts, expanded learning and out-of-classroom experiences for school districts in New England, the foundation has announced. More specifically, these grants will support "student-...

March 22, 2011

Passing the Torch

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

News for After-School

Much of the work at this charter school Lego program takes place outside the traditional school day.

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 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 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.

October 01, 2010

Statewide Networks Voice Concerns About 21st Century's Fate

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.

September 27, 2010

Obama: School Year Should Be Longer

President Obama says a longer school year "makes sense" during an interview on the Today show this morning.

September 23, 2010

Community Centers Turmoil in This Week's Ed Week

Education Week story this week looks at the funding proposal for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

September 21, 2010

ELT and the Broader Reform Agenda

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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