After-School Programs

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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.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
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.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
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.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
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.
December 31, 2019 – Teacher
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.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
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.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
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.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
As more schools aim to address students’ social and emotional needs, some are using meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness practices to address misbehavior and stress. But the research on the effectiveness of such practices is mixed.
May 23, 2019 – Education Week

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