After School Programs

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Reading & Literacy Creator of 1619 Project Launching After-School Literacy Program
The 1619 Freedom School, led by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, will make its curriculum a free online resource in 2022.
Ileana Najarro, September 7, 2021
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A student works on schoolwork earlier this month at the Wharton Dobson Club in Wharton, Texas, part of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. For a small fee, the organization is offering a full-day program that provides students a safe place to complete their remote learning classwork and socialize with friends.
A student works on schoolwork earlier this month at the Wharton Dobson Club in Wharton, Texas, part of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. For a small fee, the organization is offering a full-day program that provides students a safe place to complete their remote learning classwork and socialize with friends.
Courtesy of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston
Early Childhood New Players Fill Child-Care Gap as Schools Go Remote
As school districts move to remote instruction for the fall, day-care providers, dance studios, and after-school programs step in to fill school-day child-care gaps.
Christina A. Samuels, August 20, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories you may have missed.
August 18, 2020
6 min read
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask this spring while speaking to students in an arts-and-crafts class in the in-person, child-care program for the children of essential workers at the Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask this spring while speaking to students in an arts-and-crafts class in the in-person, child-care program for the children of essential workers at the Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Ariana Drehsler for Education Week
Student Well-Being COVID-19 Has Left Thousands of After-School Programs in Jeopardy
Six in 10 programs worry they will have to shut down permanently, a survey finds—and that was before so many districts announced fall remote-learning plans.
Corey Mitchell, July 27, 2020
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Staff members from ourBRIDGE for Kids, a Charlotte, N.C.-based after-school program, package meals for families.
Staff members from ourBRIDGE for Kids, a Charlotte, N.C.-based after-school program, package meals for families.
Courtesy ourBRIDGE for Kids
Student Well-Being Coronavirus Upends After-School World
With schools shut down, social distancing in place, and parents at home, after-school programs are laying off staff and switching gears to meet families' needs.
Corey Mitchell, May 6, 2020
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Students, from left to right, Deluxe Badesi, Jima Munanga, and Oliver Alimasi play back the music tracks they created in the electro hip-hop class in an after-school program for English-language learners at Burlington High School in Vermont.
Students, from left to right, Deluxe Badesi, Jima Munanga, and Oliver Alimasi play back the music tracks they created in the electro hip-hop class in an after-school program for English-language learners at Burlington High School in Vermont.
Brian Jenkins for Education Week
Student Well-Being New Breed of After-School Programs Embrace English-Learners
A handful of districts and other groups are reshaping the after-school space to provide a wide range of social and linguistic supports for newcomer students.
Corey Mitchell, March 10, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion That Tricky Work-Life Balance: How One Teacher Found a Solution
Teacher Quan Neloms was paying a steep price for his devotion to his students: too little time with his own family. One simple change helped him find a healthy work-life balance.
Quan Neloms, December 31, 2019
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Jeannine Disviscour, the lead teacher of Moravia Park Elementary School's Gifted and Advanced Learning program, teaches 2nd graders about early architecture last month. The class is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's Emerging Scholars program.
Jeannine Disviscour, the lead teacher of Moravia Park Elementary School's Gifted and Advanced Learning program, teaches 2nd graders about early architecture last month. The class is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's Emerging Scholars program.
Steve Ruark for Education Week
Student Well-Being Mining for Gifted Students in Untapped Places
An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts.
Corey Mitchell, December 12, 2019
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Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Lauren Justice for Education Week
Student Well-Being Open Enrollment Has Drained One District. It's Looking to Dissolve
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
Daarel Burnette II, December 10, 2019
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English-Language Learners Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
Education Week catches you up on the week gone by with a thoughtful look at recent news in K-12 education.
October 29, 2019
6 min read
Students play during an after-school program run by Wisconsin Youth Company at Leopold Elementary School in Madison, Wis.
Students play during an after-school program run by Wisconsin Youth Company at Leopold Elementary School in Madison, Wis.
Photo by Narayan Mahon for Education Week
Science Who's Doing the Teaching After School Lets Out?
Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators.
Corey Mitchell, October 8, 2019
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Classroom Technology Opinion Teaching Empathy Through Documentary Films
Teaching through documentary film can open students up to other's points of view. Guest bloggers from BYkids share tips and resources.
Holly Carter & Zoe Barnstone-Clark, July 1, 2019
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Michael Helverson studies a vial of "blood" to see if it's healthy during a summer program that provides academic and social supports for vulnerable students.
Michael Helverson studies a vial of "blood" to see if it's healthy during a summer program that provides academic and social supports for vulnerable students.
Emily Kask for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Camp Giving Vulnerable Students an Academic 'Home' for the Summer
While many students eagerly count down the last few days of the school year, the start of summer break is a more anxious prospect for students in and on the verge of homelessness.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 18, 2019
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High school seniors Tavan Zadeh and Zane Aridi take part in the Huron River Watershed Council's annual “Insect Identification Day” in Ann Arbor, Mich., part of a growing movement to enlist nonscientists in gathering data for real science scientific investigations.
High school seniors Tavan Zadeh and Zane Aridi take part in the Huron River Watershed Council's annual “Insect Identification Day” in Ann Arbor, Mich., part of a growing movement to enlist nonscientists in gathering data for real science scientific investigations.
Sylvia Jarrus for Education Week
Student Well-Being Students and Researchers Team Up to Create 'Citizen Science'
Whether it involves enlisting students to collect bugs in Michigan or star-gaze in Massachusetts, citizen science projects could be the next big thing for hands-on science education.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 2, 2019
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