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April 27, 2015

Too Little Exercise, Too Much Screen Time Makes Summer Weighty for Children

Vulnerable children and teenagers at risk for gaining weight during the summer due from spending too much time in front of a TV or computer, eating unhealthy food, and not getting enough exercise, according to a new survey of parents by the YMCA and American Academy of Pediatrics.

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.

February 20, 2015

4-H Club Expands College Prep Program to New York City's Hispanic Youth

The 4-H national youth organization is expanding an after-school dropout-prevention program for Hispanic high school students in New York City and two other cities with a $2 million grant from New York Life Foundation.

February 04, 2015

Senators Boxer and Murkowski Move to Protect Federal After-School Grants

A bipartisan bill aims to strengthen the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and protect funds for after-school programs.

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 22, 2014

Slight Gains Set Aside for Extended Learning in Federal Education Budget

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.

December 11, 2014

Children of Married Parents More Likely to Do Extracurriculars, Survey Shows

Children living with two married parents are significantly more likely to participate in after-school sports, clubs, and enrichment activities, such as art, music, and dance, than children whose parents live together, but aren't married, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

December 01, 2014

NASA Makes Out-of-School Time 'Out of This World'

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 11, 2014

After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady

First lady Michelle Obama presented $10,000 awards to 12 community-based, after-school, summer, and weekend arts programs through the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, which was established to increase the number of arts-enrichment programs for underserved students.

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