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January 21, 2014

New Professional-Development Tool for Afterschool STEM Staff

A new online resource is zeroing in on helping staff in after-school STEM programs with the resources and skillsets necessary for effective instruction.

January 17, 2014

Students, Companies Discuss Benefits of STEM Competitions

A town hall discussed the benefits of STEM competitions in interesting students in the subjects.

January 15, 2014

Study Finds Benefits for Youth in 4-H Programs, Especially Girls

Research finds that students involved 4-H activities see greater improvements in "positive youth development" than their peers who participate in other out-of-school activities.

January 13, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Promotes Plan to Expand After-School Programs With New Tax

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a Bronx middle school last week as part of his effort to promote the expansion of after-school programs.

January 03, 2014

Yearlong Celebration of Shakespeare By Library Offers Teachable Moments

The Philadelphia Free Library will celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday throughout 2014 with a series of hands-on activities, performances, and screenings of his work to help engage young people and adults.

January 02, 2014

Iowa Eyes Pilot Program for Extended Learning Time

Iowa officials are considering a proposal from the state education agency to create a $1 million pilot program for extended learning time in schools.

December 19, 2013

Tracking the 'Learning Gap' in Time and Money

A new analysis aims to quantify, in both hours invested and dollars spent, the learning advantages that accumulate to children who grow up in middle- and upper-class homes.

December 19, 2013

New Video Tells Story of Baltimore Debate League for Students

The Baltimore Urban Debate League uses the art of debate as a means to help improve students' self-esteem, achievement, and access to college.

December 13, 2013

Smithsonian Unveils New Science Learning Space for Teenagers

The Smithsonian's new hands-on learning center encourages teenagers to find the connection science has to their lives each day.

December 04, 2013

Report: Tap STEM-Rich Institutions to Help With After-School Initiatives

The Afterschool Alliance released the first of two issue briefs focused on after-school STEM education programs, addressing the value of partnerships in developing and maintaining these programs.

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