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April 27, 2017

Federal Report: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Need More Scrutiny

A new Government Accountability Office report raises questions about how much the U.S. Department of Education knows about the effectiveness of 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

April 14, 2017

STEM Leader Criticizes Trump Budget Plan for Proposed Cuts to After-School

The head of STEM Next says President Trump's budget proposal would hurt efforts to close the opportunity gap for students of color from low-income families.

April 11, 2017

More Than 1,450 Groups Ask Congress to Keep Federal Funding for After-School

These organizations are requesting that federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers be maintained after President Trump called for the program to be eliminated.

April 06, 2017

After-School Program Teaches Students About Urban Farming, Nutrition

A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.

April 05, 2017

Schwarzenegger Slams President Trump's Plan to Slash After-School Funding

"That's not how you make America great," the former California governor said of President Trump's plan to cut $1.2 billion from after-school programs.

March 24, 2017

Nontraditional After-School Program Developing Metric to Measure Success

An after-school program that uses performance to help students reach their potential is developing a metric of success for nontraditional programs that are ill-suited to more-academic metrics.

March 17, 2017

Philadelphia Nonprofit Champions Critical Thinking, Builds 'Mighty Writers'

Mighty Writers provides an after-school program as well as evening and weekend writing workshops for students from ages 7-17.

March 01, 2017

Study Links After-School Programs to Improved STEM Knowledge

This study looked at 160 after-school programs with a STEM focus across 11 states to find out how the programs affected students' attitudes about the field.

February 28, 2017

Income Disparities Seen in Extracurricular Activity Rates for Girls

This new report by the Girl Scout Research Institute found that girls from low-income families were less likely to participate in activities such as sports or student government than their peers from middle- or upper-class families.

December 09, 2016

Where Does Computer Science Stand When It Comes to After-School?

The majority of after-school programs surveyed by Afterschool Alliance indicated that finding qualified staff was the biggest barrier to offering students computer science.

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