Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:21am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:43am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:37am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:51am
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:04pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 2:00pm
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."