Federal News in Afterschool
The president released his budget request for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year, which begins October 2012.
President Obama announced new federal and private-sector initiatives to encourage “a nation of tinkerers and dreamers” in STEM education.
National News in Afterschool
A new article in Salt Lake City Tribune, 1 in 7 Utah Kids Chronically Absent From Class, highlights Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project Web event - Attendance Matters: How Expanded Learning Opportunities Keep Kids in School. The article looks at what the data says about Utah students absences and what afterschool programs are doing to combat student absences. Read the full article here.
The Expanding Learning and Afterschool Project, in partnership with the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS), released a new Toolkit for Expanding Learning.
Network News in Afterschool
In 2013 statewide afterschool networks met for the 10th year, marking a milestone of accomplishments in building the afterschool field and expanding learning opportunities for children and youth.
The Maryland Out of School Time Network seeks a coordinator for their Healthy Behaviors Initiative.