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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.

March 23, 2015

Low-Performing Wash. School Jumps to Top 50 Percent With Longer Days, Year

A Washington State elementary school that made dramatic learning gains and credited its success in part to a federal school improvement grant that enabled it to expand the school day and year is trying to keep the momentum going now that the money has run out.

March 19, 2015

Federal After-School Fund Is Not Effective, Argues Researcher

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.

January 29, 2015

Boston School Board Gives Final OK to Lengthen Day at Elementary and Middle Schools

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

Boston Teachers Approve Extending the School Day

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

Boston Teachers to Vote on Lengthening the School Day

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

Schools With Federal Grants Want Local Control to Meet Expanded Learning Goals

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.

December 30, 2014

Billions Lost Making Up for Summer Learning Loss, Say Business Leaders

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.

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