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November 19, 2013

With New Law in Place, Minn. Schools Prepare for Full-Day Kindergarten

As a new state requirement in Minnesota kicks in that all schools provide full-day kindergarten free of charge, districts are preparing to accommodate the influx of students.

November 07, 2013

Colo. Voters Reject Measure Promising Aid to Extend Learning Time

On Tuesday, Colorado's voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have increased funding for extended learning in the the state's public schools.

November 01, 2013

Schwarzenegger Combats Plans to Divert Federal After-School Aid

The former California Governor was in Washington this week to discuss waiver proposals from school districts that would hand them greater leeway in spending aid under the federal after-school program.

October 29, 2013

Boston Mayoral Candidates Focus on Extended Learning

Candidates both support extended learning but their differences lie in what their priorities would be and how they'd execute them.

October 21, 2013

L.A. District Eyes Expansion to 200-Day School Year

The proposal under consideration by the Los Angeles Unified school district would bring the system in line with some area parochial schools, but it is not a sure bet yet.

October 15, 2013

Extended Learning Time Initiative Moves Forward in New York

The state is inviting school districts to submit proposals to extend the school day, week, or year in ways that improve academic learning.

October 14, 2013

Colorado Ballot Measure Would Boost Aid for Extended Learning Time

Voters in Colorado will decide the fate of a ballot measure this fall that could result in more funding for extended learning time for kids.

October 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Takes Toll on School Field Trips

Schools are making last minute changes and dealing with disappointed kids as museums and national parks are closed because of the government shutdown.

September 20, 2013

Study: Afterschool Offerings in Many Cities Need Better Coordination

Cities are doing more to coordinate afterschool programs, but there is still work to be done

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