A group of self-described 'recess moms' is behind a bill that would mandate that students in Florida elementary schools have 20 minutes of unstructured play time each school day.
A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum supports collaboration between after-school programs and competency-based learning as a means to better prepare students for college and careers.
Get to know Marva Hinton, the new contributing writer overseeing the Time and Learning blog.
A report from the National Center on Time and Learning explores how three U.S. schools are using expanded school days to provide extra support for English-language learners
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.