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November 07, 2014

Grants Available to Study After-School Literacy

The deadline is drawing near for applications from university researchers to partner with out-of-school providers to study literacy in after-school programs through a competitive grant program from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time.

October 29, 2014

Take Your Physics Class Out to the Ballgame

The baseball World Series is one example of how incorporating students' out-of-school interests in class can improve their understanding of complex concepts by giving them a concrete point of reference, while also increasing student performance.

October 23, 2014

Vermont Prepares for Mandatory Personalized Learning Plan for All

Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans that map out a path to college and/or career.

October 17, 2014

Demand For After-School Programs Outstrips Supply by Millions

More than 10 million children attend after-school programs across the United States, an increase of 4 million over the past decade, but supply is not keeping up with the rising demand and 19.4 million students whose parents want them in a program can't find one.

October 10, 2014

Federal Grants to Transform Schools Into Community Hubs

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

Trust and Collaboration Required for Expanded-Learning Success, Says Report

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 30, 2014

Playing Tag Keeps Children More Focused in Class

Elementary school student who engage in regular physical activity and exercise after-school get a significant brain boost, according to a new study, making it easier for them to focus and stay on task in class.

September 26, 2014

Small Grant Competition to Expand Environmental Education

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.

September 19, 2014

New Law Encourages Year-Round Expanded Learning in California

California's governor approve new standards for expanded learning programs and reprioritizes funding to provide incentives for before and after school programs to go year round.

August 18, 2014

Extended-Learning Programs Want Funders to Take a Longer View

Experts in extended learning want foundations to focus more money and time on increasing the quality of programs and providing more support, professional development, and career opportunities for the people in the field.

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