Competitive out-of-school activities give middle- and upper-class students a competitive edge in education and careers, further contributing to the opportunity gap, a new article in The Atlantic concludes.

A new report from the Wallace Foundation drew on feedback from low-income youths to develop a blueprint for creating strong and engaging after-school arts programs.

A new collection of essays published by the Bankstreet College of Education aims to inform best practices for learning outside the school day.

Newly-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, during his campaign, outlined plans to substantially ramp up after-school programming, with a focus on the middle-school grades.

A collection of rural schools in Arizona is getting extra support for STEM learning outside the regular school day with a grant for robotics clubs.

On Tuesday, Colorado's voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have increased funding for extended learning in the the state's public schools.

The former California Governor was in Washington this week to discuss waiver proposals from school districts that would hand them greater leeway in spending aid under the federal after-school program.

Candidates both support extended learning but their differences lie in what their priorities would be and how they'd execute them.

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.

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