First lady Michelle Obama presented $10,000 awards to 12 community-based, after-school, summer, and weekend arts programs through the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, which was established to increase the number of arts-enrichment programs for underserved students.
The deadline is drawing near for applications from university researchers to partner with out-of-school providers to study literacy in after-school programs through a competitive grant program from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time.
Connecticut awards $4.7 million in grants from the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to expand school days to create new before- and after-school programs that provide students in low-performing, high-poverty schools with academic tutoring, sports, art programs, dance, and hands-on learning.
Thousands of students across the country took a virtual field trip to the White House kitchen for a cooking demonstration and a lesson on healthy eating by White House top chef Sam Kass during a live-streamed, interactive webcast.
The baseball World Series is one example of how incorporating students' out-of-school interests in class can improve their understanding of complex concepts by giving them a concrete point of reference, while also increasing student performance.
Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans that map out a path to college and/or career.
An analysis of summer academic and enrichment programs operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia that were developed by the nonprofit Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, found that students struggling the most in elementary and middle school showed the greatest gains in math and reading after going through the program
More than 10 million children attend after-school programs across the United States, an increase of 4 million over the past decade, but supply is not keeping up with the rising demand and 19.4 million students whose parents want them in a program can't find one.
Unlike their parents, children who grow up in the thick of the world of digital gadgets may be rewiring their brains in a way that lets multitask and get it all done well.
Nine school and community partnerships each received about $500,000 in Full-Service Community Schools grants from the U.S. Department of Education to transform their schools into community centers that provide social, health, economic, and academic support to students and their families.