After-School Programs

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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
With an intensive blend of academic and social-emotional supports, the Higher Achievement after-school program is helping middle schoolers in under-resourced communities land a spot in top public and private high schools near their homes.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
An after-school program in North Carolina teaches teenagers to collaborate and problem-solve by tasking them with real work-world problems drawn from their community.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Through a city-school partnership in Nashville, Tenn., after-school programs are using data to tailor lessons to students' learning needs.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week

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