U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle offer legislation to reauthorize funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.
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April 20, 2012
Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance, expresses her concerns on expanded learning time on The Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet" blog this week, based on some recent research. Grant discusses a study released by the Government Accountability Office, which found 26 states us...
July 15, 2011
A group of senators proposed a reauthorization plan yesterday for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program that would enhance application protocol and accountability requirements for after-school, before school, and summer programs.
March 02, 2011
The big story on after-school programs right now is the federal budget, and all indications are that it's going to be tough sledding on Capitol Hill.
February 15, 2011
The budget battles have only just begun over federal funding for after-school programs.
January 03, 2011
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is replacing Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) as a co-chair of the Senate's Afterschool Caucus.
December 15, 2010
Science learning in informal, out-of-school settings is the focus of a new two-year research project.
December 02, 2010
At a time of tight budgets at the federal, state, and local levels, Driscoll and Gilbert both emphasized that the need for high-quality expanded learning goes on. But it's a tough dynamic. "The fiscal realities are no joke," Driscoll agreed.
October 21, 2010
Today is Lights On Afterschool day, and Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant writes about Lights On and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in a blog for The Washington Post.
October 01, 2010
Many people had questions about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program during the Network Lead Meeting of the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks in Washington this week.