There’s a new crop of 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees. Many of the 23 grantees in Philadelphia are community organizations partnering with the School District.
A profile of one crusader in Philadelphia’s effort to engage children in literacy activities, especially during the summer.
Expanding “community schools” in New York City will require changing the way that children’s services are delivered, according to new recommendations. A core feature of community schools, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to grow, is adding support and services after the regular school day.
After years of meeting over lunch and between bells, the city’s teachers now have 80 uninterrupted minutes every Monday afternoon to collaborate and train.
Infusing more structured literacy activities into traditional summer recreational programs for children was a priority this year for Philadelphia — and a challenge.
As New York City rolls out an ambitious plan to offer free full-day prekindergarten for tens of thousands of 4-year-olds this fall, community activists and union members in Chicago say it’s time for universal early childhood education and child care in the Windy City.
With drastic cutbacks to school district summer programs, city resources played a critical role in plugging the gaps.
In an op-ed, a National Board Certified teacher writes that he doesn’t get adequate time in the school day and year to share ideas with other teachers and offers ideas for creating more learning opportunities so that educators can perfect their craft.
“This is a moment of fulfillment, a dream we’ve had for a long time finally coming to fruition,” de Blasio said at Inner Force Tots, a pre-K site in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.
ady. Summer bridge programs and other support during the summer after high school graduation can make the difference in whether graduating seniors — particularly from low-income families — who plan to go to college actually enroll. National studies show that from 10 percent to 40 percent of students, depending on the school district, who are intending to go to college never show up.