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.


The interactive resource provides up-to-date information on state policies and legislation concerning expanded learning time.


The Philadelphia Free Library will celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday throughout 2014 with a series of hands-on activities, performances, and screenings of his work to help engage young people and adults.


Iowa officials are considering a proposal from the state education agency to create a $1 million pilot program for extended learning time in schools.


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