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October 17, 2014

Demand For After-School Programs Outstrips Supply by Millions

More than 10 million children attend after-school programs across the United States, an increase of 4 million over the past decade, but supply is not keeping up with the rising demand and 19.4 million students whose parents want them in a program can't find one.

October 10, 2014

Federal Grants to Transform Schools Into Community Hubs

Nine school and community partnerships each received about $500,000 in Full-Service Community Schools grants from the U.S. Department of Education to transform their schools into community centers that provide social, health, economic, and academic support to students and their families.

October 07, 2014

Trust and Collaboration Required for Expanded-Learning Success, Says Report

A key to successful after-school programs is forging strong partnerships among the community organizations running those programs and the schools and districts where they're located, concludes a new report by the Oakland, Calif.-based Partnership for Children and Youth.

September 30, 2014

Playing Tag Keeps Children More Focused in Class

Elementary school student who engage in regular physical activity and exercise after-school get a significant brain boost, according to a new study, making it easier for them to focus and stay on task in class.

September 19, 2014

New Law Encourages Year-Round Expanded Learning in California

California's governor approve new standards for expanded learning programs and reprioritizes funding to provide incentives for before and after school programs to go year round.

August 18, 2014

Extended-Learning Programs Want Funders to Take a Longer View

Experts in extended learning want foundations to focus more money and time on increasing the quality of programs and providing more support, professional development, and career opportunities for the people in the field.

July 25, 2014

Girl Talk: How After-School Programs Can Help Females

Girl Scouts and Girls Inc. officials shared ideas on how after-school programs can help broaden girls' horizons in a webinar hosted by the Afterschool Alliance.

July 22, 2014

Report Looks At Impact of After-School STEM Programs on Students

The report from the Afterschool Alliance studies outcomes from 11 after-school STEM programs that have a reputation for excellence.

July 18, 2014

New York to Provide $11 Million in Grants for After-School Programs

Nearly $11 million in grants will fund 68 after-school programs across the state of New York that provide educational, recreational, and cultural activities for young people.

June 25, 2014

Digital-Badge Initiatives for After-School Programs Fueled by Mini-Grants

The Afterschool Alliance has awarded $10,000 mini-grants to five statewide after-school networks to help them develop and pilot digital badge systems.

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