After School Programs

Student Well-Being Reports The State of After-School Programs: Results of a National Survey on Programming During a Pandemic
This report examines results from a national survey regarding after-school programs.
July 29, 2022
Student Well-Being Video 'This City Is Theirs’: How One Chicago Program Is Implementing SEL
Chicago students at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning build SEL skills to help them deepen their relationships with the community.
Kaylee Domzalski, July 22, 2022
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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at an event on June 2, 2022, at the Department of Education in Washington.
U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at an event at the Department of Education in Washington in June. The department has announced a push for expanded access to after-school and summer learning programs.
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Federal Federal Initiative Leverages COVID Aid to Expand After-School, Summer Learning
The Education Department's Engage Every Student effort includes partnerships with civic organizations and professional groups.
Libby Stanford, July 14, 2022
3 min read
A student juggles a soccer ball on a playground amid the COVID-19 pandemic at Washington Elementary School Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. California is making it easier for school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases.
A student juggles a soccer ball on a playground at Washington Elementary School in Lynwood, Calif. Schools and outside organizations are struggling to find workers to oversee after-school programs, which provide crucial opportunities for social-emotional support and homework help for students.
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Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center After-School Programs Face Perfect Storm of Staffing and Funding Problems, Survey Finds
Staffing shortages come at a critical time, as schools are looking for more assistance helping students recover academically.
Lauraine Langreo, July 14, 2022
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Kyengye Asende (left) and Donat Jean, both sixth-grade students at John P. Fishwick Middle School, celebrate completing a worksheet during an after school program for English learners at the middle school on February 14, 2022, in Roanoke, Va.
Kyengye Asende, left, and Donat Jean, both 6th grade students at John P. Fishwick Middle School in Roanoke, Va., celebrate completing a worksheet during an after-school program in February for English language learners.
Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP
Student Achievement From Our Research Center Academics or Fun? Principals, After-School Providers Differ on Priorities
Principals are twice as likely as after-school program providers to say academics should be the top priority.
Lauraine Langreo, June 21, 2022
4 min read
Image of United Nations Headquarters with the members flags erected on the poles.
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Student Well-Being In Model UN, Students Study Russia's Invasion of Ukraine—and Reckon With the Cost of War
Teacher advisers say that in recent weeks, Model UN groups have provided a space to talk about the ongoing crisis.
Sarah Schwartz, March 11, 2022
5 min read
Image of an empty classroom.
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Recruitment & Retention After-School Programs Are Low on Staff, Leaving Students Unsupervised and Underserved
Programs for students after the school day ends are shutting down or consolidating as the widespread K-12 staff shortage crisis continues.
Mark Lieberman, March 3, 2022
5 min read
Collage of an American Flag.
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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
4 min read
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
7 min read
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
7 min read
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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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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