New York has chosen the school districts that will receive funding from its Extended Learning Time grant program.

The Afterschool Alliance has awarded $10,000 mini-grants to five statewide after-school networks to help them develop and pilot digital badge systems.

The new program will create homework help centers, staffed by a learning coordinator and volunteers, at 18 library branches around the California city.

Speaking at an event at the U.S. Department of Education, the first lady urged young people to use summer as a chance to read and build their skills.

At the same time, individual student absences caused by moderately snowy weather do reduce test scores, according to the analysis.

Teenagers only read for fun for an average of four minutes per weekend day, far less than they spend watching TV or browsing and playing games on a computer, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A report from the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation shares effective practices from programs that work with young black males in Washington, D.C.

Reading books falls toward the bottom of the to-do list for children during the summer, new survey results show. Parents reported that their children spent more time on playing outside, watching TV, and playing video games.

A programming competition that invites students to program robots that work in zero gravity is expanding, with teams of middle schoolers working together this summer in nine states.

Five cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, are launching citywide initiatives this summer aimed at providing more young people with opportunities to learn after the school year ends.

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