The federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program should be eliminated, says a Brookings Institution researcher, because the after-school programs it funds have not succeeded at improving academic outcomes for low-income students.
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March 19, 2015
February 25, 2015
A Vermont lawmaker proposes a bill to open before- and after-school programs in every community by establishing a $4.5 million matching-grant program.
February 04, 2015
A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.
January 29, 2015
Two weeks after Boston teachers approved a plan to lengthen the school day by 40 minutes in elementary and middle schools, the city school board also gave its approval for the agreement that affects some 23,000 students at about 60 schools.
January 15, 2015
Members of the Boston Teachers Union voted by about 4-to-1 favor of a plan to add 40 minutes a day to 60 of the district's elementary and middle schools in order to improve student achievement.
January 14, 2015
Teachers in Boston vote this week on a tentative agreement, reached after on-again, off-again negotiations, to add 40 minutes a day to elementary and middle schools.
January 13, 2015
Expanded learning time means something different to every school and district, and a new study from the Center on Education Policy finds that, given the flexibility to implement ELT based on local needs, priorities, and resources, school officials are more inclined to develop innovative ways of improving student achievement and teaching instruction.
January 08, 2015
For every tax dollar the state invests in quality after-school and summer-learning programs, it gets back $2.18 in benefits, according to a report and financial analysis from the state's PreK-16 Council.
December 30, 2014
The United States wastes $21 billion dollars a year making up for summer learning loss, according to an analysis of scores of studies by ReadyNation, a nonprofit working to strengthen the workforce by pushing policymakers to fund expanded learning programs.
December 22, 2014
The federal education budget for fiscal year 2015 contains small signs of hope for extended-learning programs, with a slight increase in funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, which is the largest federal source of funding for after-school programs.