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.
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.