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.
The U.S. Senate protects the largest federal after-school funding source in its reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, setting up a conflict with the House of Representatives, which wants to eliminate the program.
Next year's federal funding for after-school programs could be cut, eliminated or kept at the same level under four ESEA reauthorization and education spending bills being debated in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
A leading advocate for lengthening the school day says unless U.S. schools provide more time for students to learn and teachers to collaborate, the country's future economic prosperity will be put at risk.