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.
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November 07, 2014
October 29, 2014
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 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
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
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 30, 2014
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
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
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
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.