Today marks the launch of something new for Education Week, a blog devoted exclusively to learning before school, after school, in the summer—or, simply beyond the traditional school day, as the blog’s tag line says. I’m relatively new to being a blogger, but excited about the potential.
To readers: I’d really love to get a dialogue going about what’s working and what isn’t in this area. I’m curious about the policy and practical side of things. I want to know who’s doing a good job of keeping kids engaged in enriching activities after school hours, how such work is funded, where the activities take place, the mix of “academic” and nonacademic work, and ways to reach out to parents to get them involved. So, please, let me know what’s happening out there, and what you’d like to know more about.
Together, I think we can make this blog a useful and interesting exchange.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Beyond School blog.