The Annenberg Institute for School Reform releases a blueprint for high-quality extended-learning programs, based on a study of model programs in low-income schools in six large cities.
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December 19, 2014
December 09, 2014
Expanding learning by lengthening the school day isn't always feasible; a new report profiles some California school districts that have turned to creative scheduling to give students more time to learn.
December 04, 2014
Several New York State school districts awarded state grants for extended learning time decline the funds saying they weren't given enough time to properly implement the program.
December 01, 2014
NASA encourages girls to the reach for the stars through out-of-school programs designed to make the STEM field exciting through hands-on projects, community mentors, and robotics.
November 12, 2014
An additional 21 high-poverty schools have joined an initiative in five states to expand the school year by 300 hours and redesign the school day, in order to close the achievement gap through personalized learning, enrichment activities, and more time for teacher professional development and collaboration.
November 03, 2014
Connecticut awards $4.7 million in grants from the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to expand school days to create new before- and after-school programs that provide students in low-performing, high-poverty schools with academic tutoring, sports, art programs, dance, and hands-on learning.
October 23, 2014
An analysis of summer academic and enrichment programs operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia that were developed by the nonprofit Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, found that students struggling the most in elementary and middle school showed the greatest gains in math and reading after going through the program
October 10, 2014
Nine school and community partnerships each received about $500,000 in Full-Service Community Schools grants from the U.S. Department of Education to transform their schools into community centers that provide social, health, economic, and academic support to students and their families.
October 07, 2014
A key to successful after-school programs is forging strong partnerships among the community organizations running those programs and the schools and districts where they're located, concludes a new report by the Oakland, Calif.-based Partnership for Children and Youth.
September 26, 2014
The nonprofit Captain Planet Foundation is offering small grants to schools and local nonprofit organizations to expand environmental education through hands-on, project-based lessons designed to teach students to be stewards of the environment.