A new Government Accountability Office report raises questions about how much the U.S. Department of Education knows about the effectiveness of 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
An analysis of 16 Oklahoma school districts that started four-day weeks during the 2011-2012 school year found that nine of them spent more money on average following the change.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, citing several potential health and safety benefits, has joined many other national groups in endorsing later school start times for middle and high school students.
The head of STEM Next says President Trump's budget proposal would hurt efforts to close the opportunity gap for students of color from low-income families.
These organizations are requesting that federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers be maintained after President Trump called for the program to be eliminated.
A California state senator has proposed a bill to mandate that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and a top researcher says similar legislation would be a good idea throughout the country.
A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.
"That's not how you make America great," the former California governor said of President Trump's plan to cut $1.2 billion from after-school programs.
The CDC and SHAPE America have produced 19 evidence-based strategies to help schools develop a recess plan that would meet the recommended 20 minutes of daily recess for students.
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.