After School Programs
See how after-school programs are evolving to better serve students and provide enriching experiences.
How Districts Can Keep After-School and Summer Learning Alive After ESSER Dries Up
Roughly 8 in 10 school districts spent some of their federal COVID relief funds on after-school or summer learning.
This After-School Program Is Improving Students’ Reading, One Black History Book at a Time
An after-school program seeks to teach its students about Black history and improve their reading scores at the same time.
Student Achievement What the Research Says The State of After-School and Summer Programs, in Charts
New federal data show most schools offer extended-time academic programs, but small percentages of students use them.
Student Well-Being Districts Make Tutoring a Top Priority in After-School Programs Funded by COVID Relief Aid
Roughly 8 in 10 school districts spent part of their federal COVID relief funds on afterschool or summer learning.
Budget & Finance District Leaders Want More Time to Spend ESSER Funds—and More Money, Too
On Capitol Hill, superintendents pointed to big wins fueled by federal relief aid, from extended learning time to mental health support.
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Science Q&A How High School Students Are Making STEM Education Accessible for Younger Kids
Team STEAM is a program where high school students help elementary students develop STEM skills.
Future of Work What 3 After-School Programs Are Doing to Prepare Kids for the Future of Work
After-school programs offer flexibility and time for hands-on learning to explore careers.
Student Achievement Opinion 4 Ways to Make Summer and After-School Learning Effective
High-quality expanded learning programs can reverse students' disengagement and fill in missing skills.
Equity & Diversity Video How LGBTQ+ Students Find Community and Comfort Outside of School
In Arkansas, 3 of every 4 LGBTQ+ teens report experiencing discrimination at school. This after-school art program offers a safe space.
Student Well-Being How After-School Programs Can Support Students' Academic and Social-Emotional Needs
Two experts discuss the role of after-school programming in developing students' academic and social skills.
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