A Washington State elementary school that made dramatic learning gains and credited its success in part to a federal school improvement grant that enabled it to expand the school day and year is trying to keep the momentum going now that the money has run out.
The federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program should be eliminated, says a Brookings Institution researcher, because the after-school programs it funds have not succeeded at improving academic outcomes for low-income students.
Nonprofits organizations providing after-school programs risk having to shut down because they lack basic financial management skills.
Parents overwhelmingly report that their children's after-school programs provide healthy snacks and opportunities for physical activity, but results of a survey also find a lot of variability in quantity and quality of health and wellness after school.
A high school career pathway program called Linked Learning shows promise for boosting grades and reducing dropout rates but needs more work to improve standardized test scores and teacher training.
A Vermont lawmaker proposes a bill to open before- and after-school programs in every community by establishing a $4.5 million matching-grant program.
Google announces partnerships with New York City, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and AmeriCorps VISTA to bring its after-school computer coding program to more than 100,000 4th through 8th graders across the country.
The 4-H national youth organization is expanding an after-school dropout-prevention program for Hispanic high school students in New York City and two other cities with a $2 million grant from New York Life Foundation.
Students at six California high schools ask a judge to issue a preliminary injunction and demand that state education officials intervene in scheduling problems at the schools that have resulted in the students losing weeks of instructional time and missing courses they need to graduate and apply for college.
A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.