A survey representing more than 250 urban and rural school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education across California finds inadequate state funding could force many after-school programs to close in the next two years.
WINGS for kids has been teaching low-income, elementary-school students social and emotional skills after school since the 1990s.
The South Los Angeles Math, or SLAM, Project hopes to help high school seniors from high schools in low-income areas make it to college without the need for remedial courses.
Schools in Kansas would have to use local funds rather than state aid to support activities such as high school sports if a proposed funding bill becomes law.
More than a hundred students have created websites for small businesses and nonprofit organizations through an after-school program operated by the Baltimore-based Digital Harbor Foundation.
Some schools in Texas are taking part in a research project on the effects of giving elementary students four 15-minute recess periods per day.
A 21st Century Community Learning Center in Kentucky recently received a $10,000 prize for its approach to teaching literacy skills.
An administrator with Durham Public Schools plans more than 100 virtual field trips each year that take her district's elementary school students to places they could never afford to go to otherwise.
A nonprofit has surveyed hundreds of middle school students and their parents at five Boston-area schools to determine their interest in summer programs and what keeps them from participating.
New York City plans to launch a new summer school program this year that's designed to keep kids engaged through hands-on learning and visits to cultural institutions, all in an effort to avoid summer-learning loss.