Washington state districts must provide at least 1,080 hours of instructional time to their yearly schedules for middle and high school students, as a new mandate goes into effect next year.

A new analysis aims to quantify, in both hours invested and dollars spent, the learning advantages that accumulate to children who grow up in middle- and upper-class homes.

The Baltimore Urban Debate League uses the art of debate as a means to help improve students' self-esteem, achievement, and access to college.

Currently, the state funds half-day kindergarten, and districts kick in local funds to support full-day kindergarten if they want to offer it.

States may not be taking full advantage of the opportunity to integrate expanded learning time into school-turnaround plans they have promised to deliver in return for receiving federal waivers.

The Smithsonian's new hands-on learning center encourages teenagers to find the connection science has to their lives each day.

Homework is a perennial issue of debate in schools and communities. One high school is now fobidding it on certain nights of the week.

A new study reveals the mutually beneficial interaction between community schools and expanded learning opportunities and highlights best practices.

A new Florida bill would prevent school districts from starting the high school day before 8 a.m.

The Afterschool Alliance released the first of two issue briefs focused on after-school STEM education programs, addressing the value of partnerships in developing and maintaining these programs.

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