A new study examines the challenges Boston-area community-based organizations face when it comes to providing students with academic credit for expanded learning opportunities.


Researchers who study programs designed to encourage summer reading say those that provide access to free books, allow students to choose what they want to read, and make reading fun are the most successful.


An elementary school in Tacoma, Wash., began offering optional classes on Saturday this year and saw students make big gains in reading and math.


The study looked at three aspects of data systems including people, processes, and technology and found that people are the most important component.


A new report finds that students attending longstanding community schools tend to have better attendance than students attending more typical schools—but only at the elementary and middle school levels.


The STEM Learning Ecosystems initiative is adding 10 sites to its network of programs that focus on collaborative efforts to teach kids about science, technology, engineering, and math.


A program that's been helping members of the military connect with their children during deployments for nearly 30 years is now focusing on making sure these kids don't lose STEM skills during the summer.


A new study shows that some schools in New York City experience a big drop in attendance between April and June, but there are ways to combat this problem through strategic scheduling of events such as field trips.


The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded grants to several organizations around the country to help disadvantaged young people find work.


The executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education says taking several short breaks throughout the school year would decrease the learning loss that occurs over the long summer break in the traditional school calendar.


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