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May 18, 2011

Forum Explores Best Uses of Expanded Learning Time

Participants emphasized that strengthening accountability, improving data tracking, and building community partnerships and sustainability were fundamental to developing expanded learning time programs, but that there wasn't a definitive answer for how to add time to deliver better education.

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 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 28, 2010

After-School Corp. to Advise Public Television

The After-School Corporation will serve as an education adviser on a new Corporation for Public Broadcasting-PBS project aimed at young children.

October 21, 2010

Hours of Opportunity: Considering Data and City Systems

Management-information systems that track attendance and other data can make a significant difference in the success of urban out-of-school-time programs, a new report says.

August 19, 2010

Leadership, School Ties Key to NYC Middle School Initiative

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.

July 07, 2010

Making the Case Again for Summer Learning

After a short break last week, I'm now scrambling to get back on top of all the expanded learning news out there—much of which, understandably, centers on summer learning. On that note, I'll point you to this piece by The Washington Post's Jay Mathews on the need to rethink old visions of sum...

May 25, 2010

Summer Learning for Just One in Four Children

Only one in four U.S. children attend summer learning programs, according to a new analysis by the Afterschool Alliance. That means this summer that approximately 24 million schoolchildren who likely would enroll in such programs will go without. "For millions of children in America, when schools c...

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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