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Encourage your female high school students to try coding this summer! 
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Mentor In Real Life: Celebrate National Mentoring Month
January 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, a time to honor the many adults who offer their encouragement, support, and guidance to our nation's youth. This month's theme, Mentor In Real Life, encourages conversation about the many real world benefits that kids gain ...
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House passes ESEA reauthorization, 21st CCLC included
This evening the House of Representatives voted 359 to 64 in favor of passing the Every Student Succeeds Act—the measure that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replace No Child Left Behind. As mentioned earlier this week, the legislation does include the ...
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Coming in December: ESEA, FY2016 Omnibus bill and more
With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, here are a few things to be on the lookout for in December—a month that looks to be a busy one for federal policy related to afterschool and summer learning programs. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization.
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Celebrate Farm to School Month in October
Blue Corn Pancakes with Juniper Ash are on the menu at the STAR school in Flagstaff, Arizona. The students not only love their local meals, they help to design them. The school, serving a Native American population, developed new, local and native recipes for their school menus and Saturday ...
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How will you keep the Lights On Afterschool on October 22?
Join the Thunderclap. Sign up to help keep the social media Light(s) On Afterschool by automatically joining a chorus of afterschool supporters online for the big day! Add your voice. America After 3PM. How are kids spending their time after school? Our brand new data has all the answers you can ...
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New webinar: Creating the conditions for social and emotional learning
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. EST for a great discussion on best practices for encouraging social and emotional development in afterschool and summer learning programs. By now, many of us have heard of the critical importance of developing social and emotional skills, but it is often ...
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Senate passes ESEA, 21stCCLC: sends to President for signature
By a strong bipartisan vote of 85 to 12, the US Senate cleared the second to last hurdle for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) sending the measure, which will now be called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to the President's desk to be signed into law ...
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An open letter to the afterschool field
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Tell Congress this Thanksgiving season: America's kids should only be Hungry to Learn
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Proposed bipartisan budget deal could maintain investment in education programs
Close to midnight last night, congressional leaders and White House officials announced they had reached an agreement to raise federal spending caps and extend the debt ceiling. Called the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015,” it appears the negotiated proposal would: ...
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Turning the first Lights On Afterschool in the nation's Last Frontier!
On Monday, Oct. 12, I had the honor of kicking off our national celebration of Lights on Afterschool at Hunter Elementary in Fairbanks, Alaska. Keeping the Lights On is especially important in Fairbanks, where temperatures can drop far below zero and there are just a few hours of daylight.
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Working to ensure all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs
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The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and our publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.