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.
The National Summer Learning Association announced winners of the 2012 Excellence in Summer Learning Award.
Fifteen leaders in the afterschool and expanded learning fields nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows.
This year, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $2.8 million in community grants.
Students who might not ordinarily set their sights on a college degree have a special chance to pursue that goal as a result of a new initiative.