A new study on Chicago’s child-parent centers found that children attending a full day of preschool do even better on a range of kindergarten readiness assessments than those who attend preschool for just part of the day.
As they continue to push state education officials to ask the federal government for a waiver to delay a new standardized test scheduled to be given next year, parent advocates announced Friday they also want the state legislature to pass a bill allowing parents to opt their child out of the exam.
A review of 30 studies on after-school and summer programs across the country found mixed results regarding their benefits on student academic performance.
Even though schools across California offer similar amounts of instructional time each week, and instructional days during the school year, students in high-poverty schools get far less time for actual learning, according to a new report.
As California school districts implement the Common Core State Standards in English and math, more of them are looking to after-school and summer programs to help acquaint both teachers and students with the new approach to learning.
The numbers are a victory for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has made expanding full-day prekindergarten a signature initiative of his administration.
The Philadelphia School District is far along in the process of shutting down Truebright Academy Charter, but that didn’t stop the state from awarding it a three-year 21st Century grant for afterschool programming.
Hayward school officials, police, businesses, and churches are taking a gentle approach to reducing high truancy rates among students. The program is part of a campaign to engage the community in supporting its students as the district develops its community schools model.
Following the so-called community schools model, the city will bring physical and mental health practitioners, guidance counselors, adult literacy teachers, and a host of other service providers into these schools. They will also add an extra hour of tutoring to the school day and receive money for new after-school seats, summer programs, and more teacher training.