The Answer Sheet: Afterschool Programs

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The secret war on afterschool programs

The Obama administration has been diverting money from afterschool programs to help expand the school day. Here's why that's a problem.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afterschool Programs, Learning Opportunities, Learning Time, Real Learning Opportunities

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Afterschool programs in funding jeopardy

Thousands of afterschool programs are in danger of losing their funding because of a proposal that would allow federal money now used to support these programs to instead pay for longer school days. That may sound like it makes sense, but it doesn't.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning, Learning | Tags:  afterschool alliance, afterschool funds, afterschool programs, arne duncan, extending school day, lights on afterschool, longer school day, president obama, quality afterschool, school reform, student achievement