The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a discussion of a citizen-science initiative that has students test water in Washington's Anacostia River.

Poverty-related challenges steal time from high school class periods, new research shows.

A bill in the state Senate would give Oklahoma education an additional $600 million over the next decade as long as schools added nine days to the calendar.

In 2012, Florida required its 100 lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour to their school day and to spend that hour on reading instruction.

The new budget passed by the New York legislature excludes plans by both the governor and New York City's mayor to secure new, dedicated funds for after-school initiatives.

A new report from the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education envisions a future where high-achieving students and students in low-income schools spend more hours learning.

New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.

The financial return on investment of learning a second language for English-speaking Americans appears to be surprisingly small, some economists say.

Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray said he wants to allocate funds in the new budget plan to help the city's lowest-performing schools extend their school day.

The Wallace Foundation is providing $5.35 million to develop and pilot after-school arts programs for urban, low-income tweens.


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