The YMCA is expanding a program designed to narrow the achievement gap, while the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is expanding an initiative aimed at preventing summer learning loss.
A study in the journal Educational Policy finds that 2006 PISA data implies that increases in learning time could improve student performance. Other data, however, suggest no significant effect.
Under the state's new budget, Florida's 300 lowest-performing elementary schools are required to add an hour to the school day and use the time for additional reading instruction.
The students allege that they have lost hours, days, and months of education because of the lack of resources in their schools.
Inspired by recent research, a private school in England has decided to have some of its older students start the school day in the afternoon.
Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.
The Afterschool Alliance and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities recently presented a webinar about partnerships between public housing authorities and after-school providers.
Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said after-school programs are "a crucial part of what we're doing" to improve education in New York City.
The National Center on Time & Learning looks at how educators at 17 high-performing schools have used extra hours for activities like collaborative lesson planning, embedded professional development, and data analysis.
The new agreement between the city and its largest teachers union sets aside 150 minutes a week for professional development and communicating with parents.