Summer reading loss was not only stopped, but turned around among low-income students in a two-year study of a program developed by Reading is Fundamental that gave away hundreds of thousands of books.
California's state board of education voted to seek a federal waiver so districts with failing schools can develop their own tutoring programs instead of having to hire outside providers.
Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to add $190 million to support after-school programs in the city's middle schools, children's advocates say another $5.9 million is needed to save 17 other after-school programs, serving 1,882 students, from losing their funding at the end of June.
Vulnerable children and teenagers at risk for gaining weight during the summer due from spending too much time in front of a TV or computer, eating unhealthy food, and not getting enough exercise, according to a new survey of parents by the YMCA and American Academy of Pediatrics.
A California judge rejected a request by students at six low-income high schools to compel the state to step in and ensure they received the same access to classes as students at other schools, writing that attorneys for the students didn't provide enough evidence to compare their lost learning time to that at other, similar high schools.
Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.
The number of public schools adding time to the school day or year has doubled in the past two years, according to a new study, and, for the first time, traditional schools that have lengthened the day or year outnumber charter schools.
In an effort to save the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, which funds after-school programs, a group of U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
After-school advocates are not surprised that the bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing ESEA eliminates the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, but say they anticipate amendments to restore it.
New York State legislators increased funding for the state's after-school program despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to reduce its budget.