In his State of the State, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he hopes to help districts restore the school days they cut during economic crisis as a way to save money.
The nonprofit TED (technology, engineering, design) recently launched an effort to get students presenting their own short, expert lectures.
A new online resource is zeroing in on helping staff in after-school STEM programs with the resources and skillsets necessary for effective instruction.
A town hall discussed the benefits of STEM competitions in interesting students in the subjects.
A Maryland middle school is using a mandate requiring added class time to offer a wide array of enrichment courses.
Research finds that students involved 4-H activities see greater improvements in "positive youth development" than their peers who participate in other out-of-school activities.
During his State of the State address, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed increasing the school day and school year for the state's students as a way to improve learning outcomes.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a Bronx middle school last week as part of his effort to promote the expansion of after-school programs.
The governor is looking to quadruple state spending on summer reading camps as part of a broader plan to improve public education.
The superintendent suggests that the switch could save the district money, though some experts question whether a shorter week can deliver on that.