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November 18, 2016

4-H Anti-Bullying Curriculum Uses Abused Dog to Teach Compassion, Perseverance

The dog who inspired the curriculum lost a leg due to mistreatment from other dogs and neglect from his owner and provides a visual example of the ways bullying can do real harm.

November 11, 2016

Baltimore Program Gives Low-Income Students 'STEPS' to College Success

The Building STEPS program works with students at nine Baltimore City Schools who show promise but need a little help to make it to college.

October 21, 2016

What's the Deal With the After-School Satan Club Movement?

Organizers say these clubs are designed to teach students about critical thinking not to introduce them to Satanism.

October 06, 2016

Nonprofit Receives $1M Grant to Help Support Social, Emotional Learning

ExpandED Schools will use the three-year grant to support SEL initiatives in eight high-poverty middle schools with a goal of reaching 2,000 students.

September 30, 2016

President Honors After-School Providers for Work With Underserved Girls

The White House Council on Women and Girls has said one of the major obstacles facing marginalized girls is lack of access to extracurricular programs.

September 22, 2016

Focus on Social-Emotional Learning Leads to Improved Attendance, Behavior

Data from a South Carolina school district show that students taking part in an after-school program that focuses on social and emotional learning had better attendance and better behavior than their nonparticipating peers.

September 14, 2016

Nonprofit Hopes to Increase Number of 'Girls Who Code' Through Big Expansion

A national organization hopes to close the technology gap in computer science between men and women by encouraging more girls in middle and high school to pursue careers in the field.

August 31, 2016

New Report Finds Big Demand for After-School Programs in Poor Communities

Afterschool Alliance's latest America After 3PM report finds that parents in low-income communities have a strong desire for after-school and summer learning opportunities, but that demand often goes unmet due to various factors including cost and lack of transportation.

June 10, 2016

New Study Examines the Way Cities Use Data to Facilitate After-School Programs

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

April 28, 2016

Coalition Makes Case for More STEM Learning Beyond the School Day

A new report by a coalition of business, professional, and education organizations suggests that the federal government should do more to support after-school STEM programs in order to get more underrepresented groups to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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