after-school programs

Students study photography for social justice

Critical Exposure, a nonprofit after-school program, trains D.C. students to better their communities

Assessing the Quality of Before- and After-School Programs

Extend the school day through high-quality before and after school programs

After-school programs offer a big advantage

The major investment in after-school programs by Buffalo Public Schools, the Wallace Foundation, and Say Yes to Education is an exciting next step in Buffalo’s efforts to improve student outcomes. Research shows that high-quality after-school programs and coordinated support services improve learning and increase graduation rates.

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Chicago to create an after-school activities web portal for CPS

The city of Chicago is creating ChicagoYouthOpportunities.org, a web portal that will give parents and older students links to the websites of major city agencies and nonprofit organizations that run after-school programs. The link is expected to be live this fall.

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High-school tech interns learn and earn

Interns at Reynoldsburg (Ohio) high school are starting with the basics—reprogramming computers and connecting laptops to a network. But by the end of the yearlong internship program, the students will have a deep enough understanding of a particular area within IT that they can earn a professional certification.

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Council to study extended learning programs at Texas schools

In three-hour extended school day program, students complete homework, join in social development activities and get additional recess time.

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South Dakota gets grants for eight after-school programs

The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, guaranteed for five years, for eight after-school programs. The money will support tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports, and other after-school activities.

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Longer school day for 20 NYC middle schools

Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.

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Camden (N.J.) Drill Team Keeps Kids in School, Off Deadly Streets

Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."

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