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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.

September 30, 2015

Most Parents View STEM in After-School as Elementary, Survey Finds

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

Q&A: Quality Still a Challenge in After-School Programs, Says Top Researcher

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

Flurry of Bills in Congress Seek to Expand Summer Meals Programs

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

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.

May 29, 2015

Summer Learning Programs Reinstated in New York City

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

Study: Summer Reading Loss Reversed When Students Get Books to Keep

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

Too Little Exercise, Too Much Screen Time Makes Summer Weighty for Children

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

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

July 21, 2014

With Financial Backing, Low-Income Students See College and the World

The Noble Charter School Network's "Summer of a Lifetime" program sends sophomores to college campuses in the summer.

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