The Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

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As educator innovators, you’re likely aware that exciting and innovative STEM learning often happens in out-of-school spaces. Within the afterschool field, STEM has been increasingly popular and today, many afterschool and summer programs include STEM as a standard part of their comprehensive programming. Afterschool providers recognize the importance of improved STEM education for their students […]

Survey Shows Summer Learning Gains Ground

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New research from the 2014 edition of America After 3PM, the most comprehensive household survey of how students in America spend their after school hours, shows that summer learning programs are strongly supported by parents and that participation in summer learning programs is on the rise. According to the survey of nearly 14,000 families: Eighty-six […]

Why educators, schools and communities are celebrating Lights On Afterschool

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The Afterschool Alliance is inviting you to help celebrate the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool! On October 17, more than 1 million kids, educators, families, and communities will come together at thousands of events around the country to raise awareness about the wide range of creative and innovative learning experiences taking place outside of school, […]