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April 20, 2012

Debate on Federal Funding for Expanded Learning Time

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...

September 16, 2011

After-school Programs Change Student Minds About STEM

The best STEM-focused after-school programs increase students' enrollment and interest in the subjects and their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math later in life, a new report from the Afterschool Alliance says.

July 15, 2011

Swords Drawn on 21st Century Community Learning Centers?

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

Tough Sledding for After-School Funding on Capitol Hill

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

Obama Budget Embraces After-School Learning Program

The budget battles have only just begun over federal funding for after-school programs.

February 11, 2011

School Board Survey, Tech, STEM, & After-School

Lucy Friedman wrote ... about the important role the after-school community can play in technology and learning, particularly for low-income students with limited access to the Internet and tech tools.

January 26, 2011

Linking After-School Learning to College

"The middle school years are a vital time to teach the importance of college and career readiness and the linkages to success in life."

January 10, 2011

Kumon Named No. 1 Tutoring Franchise

The Kumon corporation was named the No. 1 tutoring franchise and ranked 14th out of 500 corporate franchises worldwide, in Entrepreneur magazine's 32nd annual "Franchise 500" issue, just released for 2011. The honor marks the 10th year in a row the organization has been picked as the top tutoring f...

January 03, 2011

Boxer To Co-Chair Senate Afterschool Caucus

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is replacing Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) as a co-chair of the Senate's Afterschool Caucus.

November 23, 2010

We're Back ... With STEM News!

I received an email about a new and seemingly unprecedented initiative focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) learning and out-of-school learning time.

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