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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Deborah Vandell has stepped down as founding dean of the School of Education at the University of California, to pursue her research into ways of ensuring quality in after-school and summer programs, especially for low-income children.


An effort to give more children access to free and reduced-price meals during the summer is underway in Congress and lawmakers prepare to take up reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.


No cost savings found in expanding school day and shortening school week to four days, according to a study by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho.


A California lawmaker proposes a last-ditch effort to save some state-funded, after-school programs from closing.


Strong leadership, efficient use of data, and high standards are key elements to building successful citywide after-school systems, according to a new report from the Wallace Foundation.


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