Girl Talk: How After-School Programs Can Help Females

Girl Scouts and Girls Inc. officials shared ideas on how after-school programs can help broaden girls' horizons in a webinar hosted by the Afterschool Alliance.


Extending School Day for Reading: Good for Students or Recipe for Burnout?

An extra hour of reading instruction is coming to 300 of Florida's lowest-performing schools in the fall, but some local parents are criticizing the plans.


Summer Is Over for Students at Year-Round Schools

Students at year-round schools from North Carolina to Oregon are heading back to class already.


Report Looks At Impact of After-School STEM Programs on Students

The report from the Afterschool Alliance studies outcomes from 11 after-school STEM programs that have a reputation for excellence.


With Financial Backing, Low-Income Students See College and the World

The Noble Charter School Network's "Summer of a Lifetime" program sends sophomores to college campuses in the summer.


New York to Provide $11 Million in Grants for After-School Programs

Nearly $11 million in grants will fund 68 after-school programs across the state of New York that provide educational, recreational, and cultural activities for young people.


More Parents Sending Kids to Summer Learning Programs, Survey Finds

New research finds that a majority of parents want to send their children to a summer learning program this summer.


Assessing Efforts to Extend Learning Time: A How-to Guide

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform has developed a set of indicators that districts, schools, and community groups can use to measure their progress towards more and better learning time.


Enhancing Summer Learning: Teachers Weigh In

A Twitter chat this week hosted by Education Week Teacher asked educators to discuss and debate issues related to student learning in the summer months.


New Federal Report Reviews Extended Learning Time Research

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance has published a new review of extended learning time research.


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