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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.

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.

October 07, 2010

A 'Hub' for Teens

Teens designed a new after-school gathering space and online community in Providence, R.I.

August 30, 2010

Out-of-School Program Quality Crucial for Adolescents

A new study shows that quality is critical for after-school programs to have strong positive effects on adolescent development.

July 20, 2010

Expanding Learning for Credit Recovery

Education Week has an interesting story on online credit recovery that I highly recommend to anyone interested in new ways to reach high school students at risk of failure or dropping out. Perhaps, this topic isn't the traditional coverage area for this blog, but I see it as another piece of the lar...

July 16, 2010

News from Out-of-School: A Creative Mix

Creativity is the unifying theme for the programs featured in a variety of recent news and feature articles.

May 03, 2010

Providence Shines in New After-School Study

Cities seeking role models on the after-school programming front need look no further than Providence, R.I. According to a new study, in a relatively short time, Providence has put the pieces together for a strong network of after-school initiatives targeting middle school students—traditional...

April 30, 2010

Engaging Teens and Tweens

If you want middle and high school students to enroll in and stick with your after-school programs, give them lots of leadership opportunities within those programs. That's one of the findings in a new study from the Harvard Family Research Project and Public/Private Ventures (P/PV). "Engaging Olde...

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