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May 19, 2017

Some Nevada Students Can Enjoy State Parks for Free This Summer

Thanks to a new law, 5th graders in Nevada will be able to get free day passes to state parks starting in July.

February 15, 2017

Adolescents' Nighttime Social Media Use Linked to Poor Sleep

A study finds that students who wake up to check social media accounts during the night are more likely to report feeling tired constantly at school.

February 14, 2017

When Should a Sick Child Stay Home?

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health found that parents' top consideration for allowing a child to stay home was concern that the illness would get worse.

January 25, 2017

New Challenge Asks Teachers to Create Out-of-School Math, Science Projects

Through the Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge, teachers have an opportunity to receive funding for hands-on math and science projects that take place outside the classroom.

January 12, 2017

New Grants Available for Out-of-School Programs Serving Middle School Students

This new grant competition sponsored by New York Life Foundation and Afterschool Alliance will provide awards to organizations that help students make the transition from middle school to high school.

November 18, 2016

4-H Anti-Bullying Curriculum Uses Abused Dog to Teach Compassion, Perseverance

The dog who inspired the curriculum lost a leg due to mistreatment from other dogs and neglect from his owner and provides a visual example of the ways bullying can do real harm.

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.

October 13, 2016

Weekend Camp Teaches High School Students About Careers in Music

The GRAMMY Camp Weekend gives students a sense of the many careers options in the music industry, including those that don't require being able to sing or play an instrument.

June 02, 2016

National Program to Increase STEM Learning Opportunities Expands

The STEM Learning Ecosystems initiative is adding 10 sites to its network of programs that focus on collaborative efforts to teach kids about science, technology, engineering, and math.

May 23, 2016

Federal Government Steps in to Help Young People Find Summer Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded grants to several organizations around the country to help disadvantaged young people find work.

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