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.
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September 30, 2015
A majority of parents say an important factor in selecting an after-school program for their children is access to quality, hands-on projects in STEM fields.
September 15, 2015
Deborah Vandell has stepped down as founding dean of the School of Education at the University of California, to pursue her research into ways of ensuring quality in after-school and summer programs, especially for low-income children.
August 04, 2015
An effort to give more children access to free and reduced-price meals during the summer is underway in Congress and lawmakers prepare to take up reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.
June 22, 2015
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.
May 29, 2015
Amid mounting criticism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed himself and agreed to continue funding summer programs for as many as 44,000 low-income middle school students.
May 14, 2015
Summer reading loss was not only stopped, but turned around among low-income students in a two-year study of a program developed by Reading is Fundamental that gave away hundreds of thousands of books.
April 27, 2015
Vulnerable children and teenagers at risk for gaining weight during the summer due from spending too much time in front of a TV or computer, eating unhealthy food, and not getting enough exercise, according to a new survey of parents by the YMCA and American Academy of Pediatrics.
September 02, 2014
Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.
July 21, 2014
The Noble Charter School Network's "Summer of a Lifetime" program sends sophomores to college campuses in the summer.