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Nora Fleming had her fingers in a variety of editorial endeavors at Education Week. She’d been an education reporter for a newspaper in California and held editorial jobs at a number of other publications and organizations. She was also a veteran of multiple out-of-school experiences—both as a participant and an employee. This blog is no longer being updated, but you can continue to explore these issues on by visiting our related topic pages: after school programs and extracurricular activities.

Student Achievement A Farewell to 'Beyond School' Blog, as Coverage Finds a New Home
The Beyond School blog is retiring after a run of nearly three-and-a-half years.
Erik W. Robelen, October 10, 2013
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Education 20 N.Y.C. Middle Schools Lengthen the Day for Literacy
The schools will lengthen the day for 6th graders, who will receive extra literacy instruction, as well as enrichment and other academics.
Nora Fleming, September 9, 2013
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Education New Expanded Learning Time Schools Open Doors
The first of the schools in five states lengthening the school year by 300 hours are opening their doors for the new, longer year.
Nora Fleming, September 4, 2013
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Education THINK Together Acquires New After-School Clients
THINK Together, one of the largest extended learning providers in the country, acquires the Bay Area chapter of a national after-school organization.
Nora Fleming, August 28, 2013
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Education Detroit Adds 21 Community School Sites
Attention to the community schools model as a school turnaround strategy is growing.
Nora Fleming, August 21, 2013
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Education New Summer Program Recommendations Released
The latest report in a five-year project on summer learning offers recommendations to districts aiming to offer high-quality summer programs.
Nora Fleming, August 13, 2013
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Education National Summer Learning Association Announces Program Winners
Three summer programs have been selected out of a pool of 90 applicants for the National Summer Learning Association's annual award.
Nora Fleming, August 9, 2013
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Education Momentum to Curb Summer Learning Loss Grows Nationally
Growing attention is drawn to how to reduce academic losses over the summer months; expanded learning time seen as a solution by some.
Nora Fleming, August 5, 2013
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Education City Leaders to Gather in Support of After-School
Five cities will host summits with state and local leaders next year in support of after-school programs.
Nora Fleming, July 26, 2013
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Student Achievement Chicago Offers Digital Badges for Students' Summer Experiences
Students in Chicago earn virtual accolades for summer learning experiences at 140 organizations in the city.
Nora Fleming, July 22, 2013
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Education Libraries, Museums Engage More Learners
Libraries and museums are becoming a hotbed for new and engaging learning opportunities; new grants to these institutions were recently awarded.
Nora Fleming, July 15, 2013
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Education Out-of-School Science Needs Better Assessments
Improved assessments for out-of-school science instruction can enrich the science learning that takes place in programs, a new report says.
Nora Fleming, July 11, 2013
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Education Summer Jobs Found to Reduce Youth Violence
A new study finds a youth employment program in Boston reduces participants' violent behavior.
Nora Fleming, July 10, 2013
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Education New Legislation Proposed for Expanded and Out-of-School Learning
New legislation proposed at the federal and state levels could help (but maybe hurt) out-of-school and expanded learning opportunities.
Nora Fleming, June 19, 2013
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