Some schools in Texas are taking part in a research project on the effects of giving elementary students four 15-minute recess periods per day.


A 21st Century Community Learning Center in Kentucky recently received a $10,000 prize for its approach to teaching literacy skills.


An administrator with Durham Public Schools plans more than 100 virtual field trips each year that take her district's elementary school students to places they could never afford to go to otherwise.


A nonprofit has surveyed hundreds of middle school students and their parents at five Boston-area schools to determine their interest in summer programs and what keeps them from participating.


New York City plans to launch a new summer school program this year that's designed to keep kids engaged through hands-on learning and visits to cultural institutions, all in an effort to avoid summer-learning loss.


A California lawmaker wants employers to give parents 24 hours of paid leave a year to attend school-related activities such as field trips and parent-teacher conferences.


A high school in Colorado with a 60 percent graduation rate has started offering night classes to help students who have trouble attending class during traditional school hours graduate.


A new report from Afterschool Alliance looks at the state of after-school programs in rural areas and finds strong unmet demand for this type of programming as well as some key differences with programs in suburban and urban areas.


A leading sleep expert is calling on schools to do more to make sure start times are aligned with teenagers' body clocks.


More students across the country are taking part in out-of-school activities such as math circles to enhance their understanding of the subject.


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