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June 13, 2014

MIT-Designed Competition Sends Student-Programmed Robots Into Space

A programming competition that invites students to program robots that work in zero gravity is expanding, with teams of middle schoolers working together this summer in nine states.

May 19, 2014

Lessons Learned From an After-School/Housing Authority Partnership

The Afterschool Alliance and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities recently presented a webinar about partnerships between public housing authorities and after-school providers.

May 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Looks to Provide 34,000 New After-School Slots

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said after-school programs are "a crucial part of what we're doing" to improve education in New York City.

April 25, 2014

MIT Student's After-School Program Uses Dance to Improve Girls' Math Skills

Dance draws middle school girls to the SHINE program and helps them understand mathematical concepts once they're there.

April 09, 2014

Smithsonian Institution Offers Ideas for Learning Outside the Classroom

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a discussion of a citizen-science initiative that has students test water in Washington's Anacostia River.

April 02, 2014

Dedicated After-School Funding Left Out of New York Budget

The new budget passed by the New York legislature excludes plans by both the governor and New York City's mayor to secure new, dedicated funds for after-school initiatives.

March 24, 2014

Boys & Girls Clubs to Launch After-School Arts Initiative for Tweens

The Wallace Foundation is providing $5.35 million to develop and pilot after-school arts programs for urban, low-income tweens.

March 05, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Releases Details About His 'Game-Changer' After-School Plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to double the number of middle school students in after-school programs over the next year.

February 11, 2014

After-School Initiative Encourages STEM Learning Through Invention

A new after-school initiative encourages students to cultivate their STEM knowledge through problem-solving and invention.

January 23, 2014

TED-Ed Clubs Aim to Foster Students' Presentation Skills

The nonprofit TED (technology, engineering, design) recently launched an effort to get students presenting their own short, expert lectures.

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