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July 14, 2015

After-School Cuts on the Table in Congress

Next year's federal funding for after-school programs could be cut, eliminated or kept at the same level under four ESEA reauthorization and education spending bills being debated in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

June 22, 2015

Better Access Crucial to Success of Summer and After-School Programs

Schools and communities need to do a better job of expanding access to after-school and summer learning programs, according to a panel of experts.

June 11, 2015

Calif. Legislators Approve $25 Million More for After-School Program

California's after-school grant program could receive an additional $25 million, its first increase in nearly 10 years, under a compromise between the state Senate and Assembly that is yet to be approved by Governor Jerry Brown.

June 05, 2015

California Legislators Seek Compromise on Increase for After-School Grant

After nine years without any increases, after-school programs funded by California's dedicated grant program say they can no longer afford to maintain the same quality and level of programming.

May 29, 2015

Baltimore Sweeps Awards for Top Community Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools received the most honors in the country from the Coalition for Community Schools for developing school and community partnerships that have improved student achievement as well as the health and well-being of students and their families.

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 11, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver to Fund Expanded Learning

California's state board of education voted to seek a federal waiver so districts with failing schools can develop their own tutoring programs instead of having to hire outside providers.

May 03, 2015

17 New York City After-School Sites to Close Despite Proposed Budget Increase

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to add $190 million to support after-school programs in the city's middle schools, children's advocates say another $5.9 million is needed to save 17 other after-school programs, serving 1,882 students, from losing their funding at the end of June.

April 14, 2015

Bipartisan Proposal Seeks to Save Federal After-School Program

In an effort to save the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, which funds after-school programs, a group of U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

April 07, 2015

Federal After-School Program Not Restored in Bipartisan ESEA Bill

After-school advocates are not surprised that the bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing ESEA eliminates the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, but say they anticipate amendments to restore it.

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