Vermont Bill Seeks to Expand Access to After-School Programs

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's After-School Coding Course Aims to Bring Diversity to Computer Science

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.


4-H Club Expands College Prep Program to New York City's Hispanic Youth

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.


Calif. Students Scheduled to Run Errands Ask Judge to Require 'Real' Classes

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.


Senators Boxer and Murkowski Move to Protect Federal After-School Grants

A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.


U.S. Teaching Time Greatly Exaggerated Finds New Study

The amount of time that U.S. public school teachers spend teaching has been greatly overstated, according to a new study by Teachers College at Columbia University, and that has led to mistaken comparisons between the U.S. educational system and those of the world's highest-performing countries.


Boston School Board Gives Final OK to Lengthen Day at Elementary and Middle Schools

Two weeks after Boston teachers approved a plan to lengthen the school day by 40 minutes in elementary and middle schools, the city school board also gave its approval for the agreement that affects some 23,000 students at about 60 schools.


Shaking the Money Tree: Sources for After-School Funding

The growth in after-school programs, especially those focused on academics and enrichment activities in the arts, computer coding, and hands-on science, all have at least one challenge in common—funding.


Boston Teachers Approve Extending the School Day

Members of the Boston Teachers Union voted by about 4-to-1 favor of a plan to add 40 minutes a day to 60 of the district's elementary and middle schools in order to improve student achievement.


Boston Teachers to Vote on Lengthening the School Day

Teachers in Boston vote this week on a tentative agreement, reached after on-again, off-again negotiations, to add 40 minutes a day to elementary and middle schools.


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