Afterschool Alliance's latest America After 3PM report finds that parents in low-income communities have a strong desire for after-school and summer learning opportunities, but that demand often goes unmet due to various factors including cost and lack of transportation.

A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.

Keeping school libraries open after the final bell would help students who lack Internet access, but a leading expert says there are several barriers that prevent schools from offering this service.

By analyzing data from a group of schools that have students alternate monthly between morning and afternoon start times, researchers found that boys perform better when classes start later in the day.

Louisiana State University Shreveport's seven-week STEM program for 6th and 7th graders aims to encourage students to attend college and major in subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Summer Algebra Institute, which is funded by California State University, is an effort to help middle school students who are struggling with algebra catch up by the time they reach high school.

The Klamath Falls City Schools' Math Academy is designed to provide students with new ways to think about problem solving, while showing teachers new ways to present the subject.

The team's Youth Baseball Academy provides academic instruction in math and science that's related to the game in addition to teaching students how to play.

The New Hanover County school district in North Carolina started keeping a few school libraries open during the summer last year to help students avoid the summer slide, and this year it's more than doubling the number of sites.

After 10 years, the nonprofit Every Hour Counts is adding 13 additional communities to its coalition of organizations that work to bring expanded-learning opportunities to underserved students.


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