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Easy Ways to Support Afterschool in Georgia

Easy Ways to Support Afterschool in Georgia

Published: Mar 29, 2017   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

THE ASK As you may have heard, President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, the only dedicated federal funding for afterschool, before school, and summer learning. It’s now up to Congress to counter the cut — or eliminate 21st CCLC, thereby getting rid of programs many families across […]

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Afterschool Programs Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Afterschool Programs Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Published: Aug 4, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

By Jodi Grant One of the sternest and most persistent challenges confronting education policymakers is finding a solution to the “achievement gap,” which leaves so many children from low-income families without a strong or reliable path to success. That was evident during this year’s congressional push to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly […]

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Summer Days: What They Mean for Parents & Kids

Summer Days: What They Mean for Parents & Kids

Published: Jul 8, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

I can still hear that fake organ recording of “Turkey in the Straw,” intermingling with the sound of the oscillating sprinkler, calling me to the ice cream truck at the end of the street. I remember tearing out of our “secret fort” so I could scour the sofa and junk drawers to round up enough […]

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From Skittles to Helicopters, Zero Robotics Reshapes Space Program

From Skittles to Helicopters, Zero Robotics Reshapes Space Program

Published: Jul 8, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

   From The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network What do you get when you combine stickers, skittles, a helicopter, funny hats and robots? A Zero Robotics field day for middle school students. On June 15th, students from six metro Atlanta summer programs traveled to Georgia Tech for a hands-on, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field […]

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ESEA – What it is and how it impacts afterschool

ESEA – What it is and how it impacts afterschool

Published: Feb 6, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

   From the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network Blog Congress is back at it! After launching the ESEA reauthorization process a few weeks ago in the U.S. Senate, Representative Kline (R-MN) introduced his draft ESEA reauthorization bill in the House this week. Representative Kline’s proposed “Student Success Act” is similar to Senator Alexander’s draft “Every Child […]

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21st CCLC initiative eliminated in ESEA draft bill

21st CCLC initiative eliminated in ESEA draft bill

Published: Jan 30, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

   From the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network Blog ESEA – What it is and how it impacts afterschool  After years of debate and gridlock, the most sweeping education-reform legislation is up for reauthorization. Teachers, policy makers and providers know it as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), to everyone else it’s known as No […]

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