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December 04, 2013

After-School Programs Offer Not Just Learning Activities, But a Square Meal

Schools continue to take advantage of federal funding for afterschool meals, encouraging better nutrition and afterschool enrichment.

November 14, 2013

Unequal Opportunity to Learn Not Limited to Classroom, Author Finds

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.

November 13, 2013

Study Offers Blueprint for Quality After-School Arts Programs

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.

November 12, 2013

Out-of-School Learning Experiences Featured in New Essay Collection

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

November 11, 2013

New York City's Next Mayor Proposes to Expand After-School Programs

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.

November 10, 2013

Robotics Clubs in Rural Arizona to Proliferate With Private Grant

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.

November 01, 2013

Schwarzenegger Combats Plans to Divert Federal After-School Aid

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.

October 29, 2013

Student Turns Civil War Passion Into Powerful Learning Experience

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.

October 25, 2013

After-School Program With Focus on Mentors Leads to Academic Gains

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.

October 23, 2013

Shift in After-School Programs for Florida District Ignites Parent Pushback

Parents don't like a district's decision to switch to school-run after-school programs that are more focused on academics.

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