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March 15, 2011

Defining After-School and More

The statement also addresses extended learning time. NAA writes that it supports federal efforts to expand on the traditional school day and year, but that such efforts can raise concerns about the diversity and value of after-school programs and community collaboration, among other things.

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.

April 21, 2010

After-School 'Champions' Honored

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation honored Afterschool Alliance board chair Terry K. Peterson for "excellence in the service of children, schools, and communities" at the Afterschool Alliance's "Breakfast of Champions" this morning. Peterson, a former U.S. deputy secretary of education, received t...

April 20, 2010

Turmoil in Detroit as NAA Talks Best Practices

Even as after-school educators from around the country gathered this week in Washington to celebrate their work, news of a more distressing nature surfaced in Detroit, where the school district's emergency financial manager has cancelled extended-day, after-school programs until further notice. Las...

April 20, 2010

After-School Advocates Gather and Strategize

It was a busy opening day yesterday at the National Afterschool Association conference just outside Washington. One message came through loud and clear, though: Expanded learning needs powerful advocates in these difficult budget times. Members of the Afterschool Alliance—which is holding its...

April 19, 2010

At the NAA Convention Today

I'll be attending the National AfterSchool Association convention near Washington today to learn more about expanded learning and the many hard-working people involved in it. This year, the convention has been paired with "The Afterschool for All Challenge," bringing together the NAA and the Aftersc...

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