Parents overwhelmingly report that their children's after-school programs provide healthy snacks and opportunities for physical activity, but results of a survey also find a lot of variability in quantity and quality of health and wellness after school.
A high school career pathway program called Linked Learning shows promise for boosting grades and reducing dropout rates but needs more work to improve standardized test scores and teacher training.
A Vermont lawmaker proposes a bill to open before- and after-school programs in every community by establishing a $4.5 million matching-grant program.
Google announces partnerships with New York City, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and AmeriCorps VISTA to bring its after-school computer coding program to more than 100,000 4th through 8th graders across the country.
The 4-H national youth organization is expanding an after-school dropout-prevention program for Hispanic high school students in New York City and two other cities with a $2 million grant from New York Life Foundation.
Students at six California high schools ask a judge to issue a preliminary injunction and demand that state education officials intervene in scheduling problems at the schools that have resulted in the students losing weeks of instructional time and missing courses they need to graduate and apply for college.
A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.
The amount of time that U.S. public school teachers spend teaching has been greatly overstated, according to a new study by Teachers College at Columbia University, and that has led to mistaken comparisons between the U.S. educational system and those of the world's highest-performing countries.
Two weeks after Boston teachers approved a plan to lengthen the school day by 40 minutes in elementary and middle schools, the city school board also gave its approval for the agreement that affects some 23,000 students at about 60 schools.
The growth in after-school programs, especially those focused on academics and enrichment activities in the arts, computer coding, and hands-on science, all have at least one challenge in common—funding.