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Out of School Time

In Baltimore, The Library Is Open

Paul Mincarelli | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Paul Mincarelli

Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?

Summer Programs Enhance STEM Learning

Jennifer Peck | Posted 10.01.2016 | Education
Jennifer Peck

We live in a world filled with acronyms, and public education may be one of the worst offenders when it comes to a confusing alphabet soup of terms that only a portion of the population can understand.

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

The After-School Crisis: What Mayor Bloomberg's Massive Cuts Could Mean For One Of The Most Highly Regarded After-School Programs In The Country | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education

Some of the poems were about love and some were about clouds, but what really mattered about the P.S. 63 poetry reading on Wednesday night was the tim...

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 ...

Study Shows Systems Help More Kids in Out-of-School Hours

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

The RAND study, called "Hours of Opportunity," offers firm evidence that we must involve every stakeholder in education to seize the opportunity of summer and other out-of-school hours.

Federal ARRA Funds Keep Kids Learning and Adults Working During Summer

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Fairchild

The bottom line is that middle-class kids often have the opportunity to take part in meaningful summer activities that promote learning; poor kids usually do not.