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May 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Would Cut After-School Funding for Disadvantaged Students

Under president Trump's budget proposal, a program that provides after-school and summer programs in low-income communities would be eliminated.

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 10, 2017

Researcher Calls for Government Mandates on School Start Times

A California state senator has proposed a bill to mandate that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and a top researcher says similar legislation would be a good idea throughout the country.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Proposed Budget Calls for Big Cuts to After-School, Summer Programs

President Trump's proposed budget eliminates 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which funds after-school and summer learning programs around the country.

June 22, 2016

California Lawmakers Approve Budget Without Additional Funds for After School

After-school providers in California had requested additional funding to help cover the costs associated with the state raising its minimum wage.

May 18, 2016

Ohio Lawmaker Takes Steps to Keep Students Out of Court for Truancy

Ohio State Rep. Jeffery Rezabek wants schools in Ohio to take students to court for truancy only as a last resort.

May 04, 2016

New Jersey Solicits Community Input on Later Middle, High School Start Times

State education officials are responding to a state law passed last year requiring them to solicit feedback from the community on the impact of implementing later school start times for middle and high school students.

April 07, 2016

State Funds for Extracurricular Activities Could Be in Jeopardy in Kansas

Schools in Kansas would have to use local funds rather than state aid to support activities such as high school sports if a proposed funding bill becomes law.

March 16, 2016

Lawmaker Wants Calif. Parents to Have Paid Time Off for School Activities

A California lawmaker wants employers to give parents 24 hours of paid leave a year to attend school-related activities such as field trips and parent-teacher conferences.

February 11, 2016

Afterschool Alliance Head Calls President Obama's Budget 'Real Disappointment'

The executive director of Afterschool Alliance says under President Obama's budget proposal more than 100,000 kids would lose access to quality after-school programs.

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