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October 1, 2013
Jan's Corner: Intervene Early to Get them Graduated
Early intervention is key to get kids on the right path to graduation.
August 12, 2013
Karen Pittman: Life is a Gift
Life is a gift. We all know this. But there are times when the juxtaposition of events makes us pause to remember it. Saturday was one of those days.
August 9, 2013
BLOG SERIES: Innovations in Expanded Learning in Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools' nine-week blog series explores on how community school initiatives are supporting and strengthening innovations in expanded ...
August 7, 2013
Extended School Day Redesigned
Established by community activists, Young Achievers focuses on teaching science and math to students of color in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Young ...
July 31, 2013
Experiment with School Year Calendar Supported by Community Partners
The Des Moines Public School District has started to experiment with the calendar in order to provide an innovative classroom experience for children.
July 24, 2013
Innovating STEM Learning Opportunities with Higher Education Institutions
Sayre High School in Pennsylvania is an example of how community partners, particularly university staff, students, and faculty, can support teachers and school ...
July 24, 2013
Jan’s Corner: Afterschool Comes of Age
The afterschool field is coming of age, and that is a good thing.
July 17, 2013
A Different School Calendar: Continuous Learning & Support During Break
Community schools in Tulsa are working with their partners to continue to provide expanded learning opportunities to students enrolled in year-round schools, even ...
July 10, 2013
Breakfast Buddies: Empowering Students in Before-School Hours
Programs in the before-school hours at Roosevelt Elementary Community School give youth a head start on the day.
July 9, 2013
An Exercise in Political Courage: Investing in What Works
Momentum for evidence-based policies appears to be reaching new heights, which brings both good news and challenges for advocates, practitioners and policymakers.
July 3, 2013
Discover the Summer in Ogden
All youth in Ogden, Utah have plenty of expanded learning opportunities to choose from this summer - here are some of the ways youth can stay engaged on their summer ...
June 28, 2013
VIDEO: Department of Education Youth Voices
On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a discussion about how students are working to effect change in their school districts by making their ...
June 26, 2013
Strengthening ELO Activities into the Weekend
Few adults could imagine kids wanting to go to school on the weekends but at select community schools in Hartford, students and families are doing just that.
June 19, 2013
State Wins for Afterschool: Summer 2013
An overview of actions by state legislators for afterschool and summer learning in summer 2013.
June 19, 2013
New Haven: Boosting Afterschool with Partners & Data to Get Results
In the past three years, school and community leaders have worked strategically to grow afterschool programming in 11 of New Haven’s schools, resulting in ...
June 13, 2013
Cincinnati is Open for Business During School Breaks
To maintain a continuity of support for students, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) have opened their school buildings to families, communities, and partners, even when ...
June 3, 2013
Profile: Boston Mayor's Youth Council
The Boston Mayor's Youth Council has created a lot of awesome projects that are making a difference in the lives of youth in Boston, Massachusetts.
May 30, 2013
One Stone: Student-Led Break Throughs
One Stone is doing great things for communities in Idaho. Check out their story!
May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
May 1, 2013
The Untapped Power of Youth Engagement
Youth development expert Karen Pittman says we increasingly hear talk these days about youth engagement, but it remains underused in many others.
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