A California state senator has proposed a bill to mandate that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and a top researcher says similar legislation would be a good idea throughout the country.
A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.
"That's not how you make America great," the former California governor said of President Trump's plan to cut $1.2 billion from after-school programs.
The CDC and SHAPE America have produced 19 evidence-based strategies to help schools develop a recess plan that would meet the recommended 20 minutes of daily recess for students.
An after-school program that uses performance to help students reach their potential is developing a metric of success for nontraditional programs that are ill-suited to more-academic metrics.
The founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell says four-day school weeks may be harming students, particularly those from low-income families.
Mighty Writers provides an after-school program as well as evening and weekend writing workshops for students from ages 7-17.
President Trump's proposed budget eliminates 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which funds after-school and summer learning programs around the country.
The proposal on the table in the Cherry Creek school district would have elementary school students start class earlier while high school students would begin later, setting up a conflict that dogs many such proposals around the country.
Under this proposal, schools would be would be able to turn up to five snow days into e-learning days.