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after school programs
October 30, 2018
Why two Aurora mothers are campaigning for their school district’s tax request
If Aurora voters approve a $35 million tax request, district officials said one priority will be funding after-school programs.
October 17, 2018
Emanuel tries to shore up education legacy in final budget address
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel choked up twice during his final budget address to Chicago’s City Council Wednesday morning: once when he talked about…
August 6, 2018
Chicago’s small summer programs struggle to attract teens — even amid great need
Sitting in a brightly lit classroom at Dyett High School in Washington Park, two students bounced around ideas for creating a podcast. Donnie…
After the bell
March 15, 2018
The Detroit district plans to use teachers to run after-school programs. Youth advocates wonder why
Some advocates for Detroit youth programs were alarmed last week to learn that the Detroit school district did not apply for a major…
July 20, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs coming to two Memphis schools after all
After voting it down initially, Shelby County leaders agree to foot the bill for the nonprofit's first school-based programs in Memphis.
July 12, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs unlikely to open soon in Memphis schools as SCS funding plan collapses
County commissioners balk at Shelby County Schools' request for $1.6 million to open clubs inside of three schools.
April 26, 2017
Mayor’s budget includes funding for homeless students, 3-K for All, and air-conditioned classrooms
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2018 executive budget was hailed as a win by advocates who pushed the city to restore $10.3 million in funding for homeless students omitted from his draft budget.
April 14, 2017
If school is a haven for homeless students, what happens over spring break? For these kids, a mini-musical
A spring arts camp gives students in temporary housing a place to spend their recess -- and a chance to perform.
January 18, 2017
Cuomo’s budget includes three-year extension of mayoral control, boost for charter and community schools
Here’s a breakdown of some of the K-12 items on Cuomo’s agenda.
January 9, 2017
Cuomo proposes an extra $35 million for after-school programs in high-need areas
Governor Cuomo released a plan to fund an extra 22,000 after-school program seats across the state.
After the bell
August 30, 2016
Access to after-school programs remains a problem in low-income communities, report finds
The Aftercare Alliance reports that 28 percent of all New York City students were enrolled in aftercare in 2014, higher than the national average.
Building a platform
July 1, 2016
Espaillat is poised to take over Rangel’s House seat. Here’s what he’s promising on education
“Every parent who wants to send their child to a dual language program should have that option," Espaillat said.
June 6, 2015
Extra hour for struggling schools faces union pushback, scheduling challenges
Seven months after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to extend the day by an hour at 94 low-performing schools, the city is facing backlash from the principals union.
Follow the money
May 28, 2015
Fariña, grilled about summer program cuts, hints that a solution is on the way
In the middle of Fariña’s testimony, several council members left to join a rally outside City Hall organized by a coalition of organizations affected by the cuts.
May 20, 2015
Advocates look to speed up negotiations after abrupt cut to summer programs
As the city's public advocate, de Blasio criticized the Bloomberg administration for refusing to fund after-school programs in his budget as a negotiating tactic.
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