An after-school program that uses performance to help students reach their potential is developing a metric of success for nontraditional programs that are ill-suited to more-academic metrics.
The founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell says four-day school weeks may be harming students, particularly those from low-income families.
Mighty Writers provides an after-school program as well as evening and weekend writing workshops for students from ages 7-17.
President Trump's proposed budget eliminates 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which funds after-school and summer learning programs around the country.
The proposal on the table in the Cherry Creek school district would have elementary school students start class earlier while high school students would begin later, setting up a conflict that dogs many such proposals around the country.
Under this proposal, schools would be would be able to turn up to five snow days into e-learning days.
As more school districts consider going to a four-day week, we talk to a superintendent who's been working under that schedule for the last seven years about the pros and cons.
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz evaluated the Playworks recess model and called on states and districts around the country to implement some of the program's policies.
This study looked at 160 after-school programs with a STEM focus across 11 states to find out how the programs affected students' attitudes about the field.
This new report by the Girl Scout Research Institute found that girls from low-income families were less likely to participate in activities such as sports or student government than their peers from middle- or upper-class families.