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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.

July 27, 2010

Promise Neighborhoods: An Update

The jury (or Congress) may still be out on fiscal 2011 funding for the Obama administration's Promise Neighborhoods program, but it's certainly popular with nonprofits and universities. According to ed.gov, the U.S. Department of Education has received 339 applications for its one-year Promise Neigh...

May 12, 2010

Help Wanted: 'Promise' Reviewers Sought

Federal officials are seeking peer reviewers for the Obama administration's new Promise Neighborhoods grant program. As many of you know, Promise Neighborhood grants will support comprehensive, community-wide programs serving children in poor areas. Much like the Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Ne...

May 11, 2010

ED Points to Research Behind Its After-School Plans

The U.S. Department of Education has released a series of reports outlining the research behind its plan for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including its proposals for serving kids after school and during the summer. The "Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students" report poi...

May 04, 2010

Webinars Planned for Obama's 'Promise Neighborhoods'

Want to learn more about the Obama administration's new Promise Neighborhoods program? Here's your chance: The U.S. Department of Education is hosting free pre-application Webinars—tomorrow and next Monday, May 10. Much the way the widely praised Harlem Children's Zone has worked to reach chi...

April 28, 2010

Senators Weigh 'Whole Child' Efforts

In the best of all worlds, many would say that after-school and summer school enrichment programs would be wrapped into a greater, unified system of engaging students and their families. This week, my Education Week colleague Alyson Klein touched on that very issue in her coverage of the reauthoriza...

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