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Administration's STEM Initiative Looks To Afterschool Programs

Jodi Grant | Posted 12.20.2016 | Education
Jodi Grant

Last week, President Obama announced a number of important new steps aimed at improving and extending computer science education for the nation's K-12...

Using Local Control To Expand Learning Opportunities

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Jennifer Peck

Students spend only 20 percent of their time in school. If we are serious about closing the opportunity and achievement gaps we have to invest in their experiences outside of the regular school day.

Celebrating the Environment, Afterschool Style

Jodi Grant | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jodi Grant

Nothing screams "sleeves rolled up" quite like lessons about nature and the environment, and that's why they're such a perfect fit for afterschool programs, which offer flexibility and time for students to dig into long-term projects.

Students Succeed With Community Partnerships | A View of The ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)

Jennifer Peck | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Jennifer Peck

The Partnership for Children and Youth and Every Hour Counts applaud Congress for passing this critical and long-overdue update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and we believe it accomplishes many important goals.

Afterschool Programs Foster Children's Social and Emotional Learning

Jodi Grant | Posted 09.11.2016 | Education
Jodi Grant

Judging from the substance and tenor of the policy debate over education in the United States, you might think that everything children need to learn can be assessed and summed up with test scores and grades.

Jim Jeffords: A Founder of the Movement to Expand Afterschool Programs, a Hero to Children and Families

Jodi Grant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

The best thank you we could give Senator Jeffords would be to continue working until we reach the day when every child has access to a high-quality after school program.

Survey Finds Support and Need for Summer Learning Programs

Jodi Grant | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

This phenomenon has been identified by researchers who have determined that elementary, middle and high school students actually lose ground on what they've learned in school during the summer months.

Needed: More Better Learning Time

Karen Pittman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Kids don't need just more learning time -- they need more better learning time. When it comes to learning, the where and when don't matter as much as the what and how.

Our 2014 Resolution For The Afterschool Movement

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

We intend to send a clear message that afterschool programs are great at helping kids succeed academically, but just as good at helping them succeed as they become adults.

Summer Learning & STEM Momentum

Chris Roe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Chris Roe

With summer coming to an end, and back to school season fast approaching, now is the time for STEM educators, advocates and funders to champion the vital role that summer learning programs play in our efforts to improve year-round STEM education in California.

On the BorderLine at Karlovy Vary

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.

Movie Review: Simon Killer

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a film that challenges the audience to plug into the story and stick with it. But if you do, it pays off with a portrait of a manipulative, dark character, one who continually surprises the viewer with his choices.

Investing in Children's After-School Hours

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

For some reason, too many budget-writers seem to see afterschool and summer learning programs as add-ons, something that's nice to have when we can afford them, but not something we can pay for when times are tight. They're exactly wrong.

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Their Jobs | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Slashes Children's Services, Contributing To What Advocates Describe As A National Crisis | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Teachers, parents and children's advocates across New York City shuddered Thursday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his executive budget: J...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

Can You Tell Me How to Get To Science Street?

Gabrielle Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabrielle Lyon

One-day activities, demonstrations and short-term programs targeting highly-engaged students are not going to change who gets involved with science. Obama's "Educate to Innovate" does little to remove basic barriers.

Peaceful Revolution: Afterschool For All

Jodi Grant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Grant

The economic downturn is creating even greater demand for afterschool programs, as families struggle to keep their jobs, take on more hours, or afford basic necessities for their children.

On Education Policy, Obama and McCain Clash Over Vouchers, Teaching 'Merits' and Funding

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

With Friday's first presidential debate just around the corner, it's time to examine some real policy differences before we get snookered by all the f...