Report Finds Good After-School Programs Help Students Develop Social Skills

A new report explores how eight successful extended-learning programs in seven states worked to build an array of social and emotional skills in students.


This Florida Mom Wants Legislators to Pass a Law Mandating School Recess

A group of self-described 'recess moms' is behind a bill that would mandate that students in Florida elementary schools have 20 minutes of unstructured play time each school day.


New Report Praises Pairing After-School Programs, Competency-Based Learning

A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum supports collaboration between after-school programs and competency-based learning as a means to better prepare students for college and careers.


Meet Your New Time and Learning Blogger

Get to know Marva Hinton, the new contributing writer overseeing the Time and Learning blog.


Carving Out Extra Time for English-Language Learners

A report from the National Center on Time and Learning explores how three U.S. schools are using expanded school days to provide extra support for English-language learners


ESSA Maintains Funds for After-School, Summer Learning

Though cuts to after-school, summer, and extended learning time programs seemed likely at one point, the newly approved Every Student Succeeds Act actually includes a definition of expanded learning time for the first time.


Report: How Five Schools Infused STEM Lessons Into After-School Programs

A new report from the Noyce Foundation offers some lessons learned from a project that partnered schools with after-school providers to boost students' interest in and engagement with science programming.


Some Stats on Extended-Learning Time From the GAO

Schools with the longest hours tend to be charters and to serve a larger percentage of low-income, black, and Hispanic students than schools overall, according to a new report from the U. S. Government Accountability Office.


Afterschool Alliance Builds Local and National Support With Ambassadors

The Afterschool Alliance expands its advocacy and outreach network by naming 15 program leaders from across the country to serve as its 2015-16 after-school ambassadors.


Most Parents View STEM in After-School as Elementary, Survey Finds

A majority of parents say an important factor in selecting an after-school program for their children is access to quality, hands-on projects in STEM fields.


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