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July 12, 2016

National Expanded-Learning Advocacy Group Extends to More Cities

After 10 years, the nonprofit Every Hour Counts is adding 13 additional communities to its coalition of organizations that work to bring expanded-learning opportunities to underserved students.

June 17, 2016

How One City Is Working to Make Learning Count Outside of School

A new study examines the challenges Boston-area community-based organizations face when it comes to providing students with academic credit for expanded learning opportunities.

February 01, 2016

New Report Praises Pairing After-School Programs, Competency-Based Learning

A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum supports collaboration between after-school programs and competency-based learning as a means to better prepare students for college and careers.

December 03, 2015

Some Stats on Extended-Learning Time From the GAO

Schools with the longest hours tend to be charters and to serve a larger percentage of low-income, black, and Hispanic students than schools overall, according to a new report from the U. S. Government Accountability Office.

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.

April 22, 2015

Scores Drop For Black Students, Rise For Others in Study of Expanded Reading Class

Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.

April 17, 2015

Longer School Days and Years Catching On in Public K-12

The number of public schools adding time to the school day or year has doubled in the past two years, according to a new study, and, for the first time, traditional schools that have lengthened the day or year outnumber charter schools.

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 03, 2015

New York State Legislature Boosts After-School Funding

New York State legislators increased funding for the state's after-school program despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to reduce its budget.

April 02, 2015

Seeking the Right Balance of Quality and Quantity in Expanded Learning Time

Getting the most out of longer school days and years means getting the best quality instruction, according to a new report from the National Center on Time and Learning.

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