Andrew Druart has turned his excitement with Civil War history into a learning opportunity he feeds after school, in the summer, and on weekends. He also has a website, The Civil War For Kids, to help other young people get engaged with the subject.
The Higher Achievement program in Washington produced substantial and sustained academic gains in math for disadvantaged youth who participated for several years, a recent study finds.
Parents don't like a district's decision to switch to school-run after-school programs that are more focused on academics.
The proposal under consideration by the Los Angeles Unified school district would bring the system in line with some area parochial schools, but it is not a sure bet yet.
Northwestern University's Science Club and the Santa Fe Institute's Project GUTS were recognized as having exemplary STEM after-school programs.
The state is inviting school districts to submit proposals to extend the school day, week, or year in ways that improve academic learning.
Voters in Colorado will decide the fate of a ballot measure this fall that could result in more funding for extended learning time for kids.
Could later start times lead to more productive school days?
Schools are making last minute changes and dealing with disappointed kids as museums and national parks are closed because of the government shutdown.
A recent story in The Atlantic says its worth reevaluating the American sporting tradition.