Weekly Media Roundup: October 5, 2016

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Weekly Media Roundup: October 5, 2016

Former Trash Field Becomes School Garden (Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico)

Fifth-grade teacher Shannon Ryan and her Lavaland Elementary afterschool gardening club transformed a trash-strewn field into a tidy community garden. Students in the club rake and weed the garden, plant and set up new beds and pick their own fresh produce. Depending on the season, students grow everything from tomatoes and peaches to squash and kale. “They see where food comes from and how to make it themselves without the processed chemicals – they enjoy that a lot,” Ryan told the Albuquerque Journal. “They can take the skills and translate it at home to provide for their own families.”

Students Band Together to Try to Save Monarch Butterflies (Associated Press, Massachusetts)

Students in the Hayden-McFadden elementary afterschool program Let’s Move Beyond the Bell and Bristol County Agricultural High School are doing their part to save the monarch butterflies at Buttonwood Park and Zoo the Associated Press reports. The monarchs are dependent on milkweed plants, which the students are planting in special gardens throughout the zoo. The program gives them a chance to work with their hands and learn more about ecology, while also helping to bolster the monarch population, which has declined by 90 percent in the last decade.

Emanuel Moves to Deliver on Promise to Boost Mentoring Program (Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken the first step in implementing his citywide campaign against violence with a $3 million investment in Becoming A Man (BAM), a mentoring program for middle- and high-school boys. The investment is part of a three-year, $36 million campaign to expand the mentoring program to all 7,200 eighth-, ninth- and tenth-grade boys in Chicago’s 20 most violent neighborhoods. “We know this stuff works,” BAM director A.J. Watson told the Chicago Sun-Times. “When young people have an opportunity to engage with people invested in them who take the time to understand their needs, hopes and dreams, they feel more connected and more empowered.” The program currently serves 2,700 students and so far has increased graduation rates while decreasing crime rates among the young men involved.

UC Is Joining Boys & Girls Clubs to Boost University Enrollment (EdSource, California)

The University of California system is hoping to boost its enrollment of low-income and underrepresented minority students through a new partnership with three Boys & Girls Clubs in the state. UC will lead campus visits and provide academic counseling and financial aid advice to club members, many of whom never knew college was an option. The schools will also be making sure students are taking the right classes and standardized tests for UC admission. “We want to give them the sense they can aspire to a UC, and we are prepared to do everything to help them to be ready to be UC eligible,” UC Board of Regents chairwoman Monica Lozano told EdSource.  

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Campers build confidence at Bricks 4 Kidz (The Bakersfield Californian, California) At a day camp in Bakersfield, children spend their days building all kinds of structures with LEGO® bricks, learning STEM concepts along the way. With a different theme to inspire them each week, campers at...

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Morristown’s New After-School Program Praised by Assemblywoman Jenne (North Country This Week, New York) The Green Rockets Rising afterschool program was recently visited by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, who praised the impact the program has on students at Morristown Central School....

BY: Emily Hecker      06/13/18

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Gwinnett Mom’s Programming Venture Gives Kids A Code for Fun (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) After noticing the lack of STEM-related education programs in her children’s school, Nidhi Jain, a skilled programmer, decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a free...

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Forestview After-School STEM Clubs Highlight Need, Booming Popularity (Pine and Lakes Echo Journal, Minnesota) The afterschool programs at Forestview Middle School are overwhelmingly geared toward STEM. Many students are currently participating in the robotics club; others are learning to...

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How an After-School Program Helps Girls of Color See Themselves as Beautiful (Lansing State Journal, Michigan) After moving to Detroit, Sheri Crawley, a mother of two girls of color, noticed a glaring lack of role models for her daughters. She decided to take matters into her own hands by...

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Environmental Science Center Creates Future Conservationists (Westside Seattle, Washington) The nonprofit Environmental Science Center connects youth and other community members with nature. The center hopes that by introducing students to the environment through hands-on scientific...

BY: Luci Manning      03/21/18

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Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

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Community Schools a Way to Improve Education (Commercial Appeal, Tennessee) Knoxville businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd vouches for community schools – like the one he helped launch at Pond Gap Elementary School – as a way to help low-income students...

BY: Luci Manning      01/31/18

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Contest Pitting Students Against JPL Engineers Draws a Vast Pool of Contenders (La Cañada Valley Sun, California) Students from around the world, including those in Los Angeles afterschool programs, faced off against teams of engineers from La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion...

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These Girls Now Have Big Dreams — Thanks to these Mentoring Programs (The Miami Herald, Florida) Three unique afterschool programs in South Florida are inspiring girls to build their confidence and professional ambition. Honey Shine motivates girls to pursue higher education while...

BY: Luci Manning      11/15/17

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Chicano Border Activists Pass the Torch to Dallas Students (Dallas Observer, Texas) “Everyone needs a hero, someone who looks like them,” said Shellie Ross, executive director of the Wesley-Rankin Community Center, after bringing a bus full of students from her afterschool program...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/27/18

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Morristown’s New After-School Program Praised by Assemblywoman Jenne (North Country This Week, New York) The Green Rockets Rising afterschool program was recently visited by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, who praised the impact the program has on students at Morristown Central School....

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Gwinnett Mom’s Programming Venture Gives Kids A Code for Fun (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) After noticing the lack of STEM-related education programs in her children’s school, Nidhi Jain, a skilled programmer, decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a free...

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Event Connects After-School Programs with Colleges (Youth Today) Students from the Brooklyn afterschool program Stoked and other local programs attended a college fair to network with recruiters, meet with college admissions counselors and receive plenty of help in planning their academic...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/30/18

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Express Yourself Milwaukee 'Moves It!' and Makes Magic (WUWM, Wisconsin) During the afterschool program Express Yourself Milwaukee, artist and coordinator Holly Haebig teaches students how to perform, dance and express themselves. Students in the program are currently preparing for their...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/23/18

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After School Club Teaches Students Patience and Discipline (Tapinto.net, New Jersey) The Korean martial art of Kumdo has made its way to a Camden afterschool program. Kipp Lanning Square Middle School students learn a lot more than simple fighting tactics from their sparring sessions –...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/16/18

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After-School Programs Empower Kids, but Need Exceeds Funding (Yakima Herald, Washington) Students in Washington State’s various out-of-school time programs have the chance to explore possible careers, develop positive relationships with adults and mentors and avoid getting into trouble in...

BY: Luci Manning      04/18/18

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Volunteers Keep Kids Fed (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Oklahoma) Afterschool programs and nonprofits in Bartlesville are stepping up to make sure students are cared for during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. The Salvation Army extended its Red Shield Club afterschool program hours to cover...

BY: Luci Manning      04/12/18

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Environmental Science Center Creates Future Conservationists (Westside Seattle, Washington) The nonprofit Environmental Science Center connects youth and other community members with nature. The center hopes that by introducing students to the environment through hands-on scientific...

BY: Luci Manning      03/21/18

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Morristown’s New After-School Program Praised by Assemblywoman Jenne (North Country This Week, New York) The Green Rockets Rising afterschool program was recently visited by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, who praised the impact the program has on students at Morristown Central School....

BY: Emily Hecker      06/13/18

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Express Yourself Milwaukee 'Moves It!' and Makes Magic (WUWM, Wisconsin) During the afterschool program Express Yourself Milwaukee, artist and coordinator Holly Haebig teaches students how to perform, dance and express themselves. Students in the program are currently preparing for their...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/23/18

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After School Club Teaches Students Patience and Discipline (Tapinto.net, New Jersey) The Korean martial art of Kumdo has made its way to a Camden afterschool program. Kipp Lanning Square Middle School students learn a lot more than simple fighting tactics from their sparring sessions –...

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Forestview After-School STEM Clubs Highlight Need, Booming Popularity (Pine and Lakes Echo Journal, Minnesota) The afterschool programs at Forestview Middle School are overwhelmingly geared toward STEM. Many students are currently participating in the robotics club; others are learning to...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/09/18

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As State’s First Lady Visits, After-School Programs Worry About Funding (KTVF, Alaska) Alaska First Lady Donna Walker, as part of her role as Honorary Chair of the Alaska Children’s Trust Board of Directors, toured Joy Elementary School in Fairbanks last week to learn more about the...

BY: Luci Manning      04/04/18

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Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

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For Camden Teens, ‘Black Panther’ Lives Up to the Hype (Courier Post, New Jersey) Some 100 students from Camden area schools and afterschool programs were treated to an advance screening of the new ‘Black Panther’ film thanks to Campbell Soup Company’s Black...

BY: Luci Manning      02/21/18

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Henley Student Honored for After-School Program (Herald and News, Oregon) High school sophomore Nicole Cleland was recently honored with a $1,000 donation from U.S. Cellular to put towards the innovative afterschool program she developed for elementary school students. Cleland’s program...

BY: Luci Manning      02/14/18

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New Team Sport Opens for Creston Youth (Creston News Advertiser, Iowa) Nearly 70 Creston students in fourth through 12th grade are learning focus, self-control, patience and discipline through archery after school. The Creston Archery team opened last year as part of the National Archery in...

BY: Luci Manning      01/24/18

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Students Learn How to Create Meals with Sparse Resources (Tahlequah Daily Press, Oklahoma) A Hulbert High School senior is helping her peers learn to cook delicious, creative meals through Kayla’s Teen Cooking Club. Kayla Rooster runs the club through the Hulbert Community Library, working...

BY: Luci Manning      01/17/18

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Campers build confidence at Bricks 4 Kidz (The Bakersfield Californian, California) At a day camp in Bakersfield, children spend their days building all kinds of structures with LEGO® bricks, learning STEM concepts along the way. With a different theme to inspire them each week, campers at...

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BY: Emily Hecker      06/06/18

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How an After-School Program Helps Girls of Color See Themselves as Beautiful (Lansing State Journal, Michigan) After moving to Detroit, Sheri Crawley, a mother of two girls of color, noticed a glaring lack of role models for her daughters. She decided to take matters into her own hands by...

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Volunteers Keep Kids Fed (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Oklahoma) Afterschool programs and nonprofits in Bartlesville are stepping up to make sure students are cared for during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. The Salvation Army extended its Red Shield Club afterschool program hours to cover...

BY: Luci Manning      04/12/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 21, 2018

For Camden Teens, ‘Black Panther’ Lives Up to the Hype (Courier Post, New Jersey) Some 100 students from Camden area schools and afterschool programs were treated to an advance screening of the new ‘Black Panther’ film thanks to Campbell Soup Company’s Black...

BY: Luci Manning      02/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 14, 2018

Henley Student Honored for After-School Program (Herald and News, Oregon) High school sophomore Nicole Cleland was recently honored with a $1,000 donation from U.S. Cellular to put towards the innovative afterschool program she developed for elementary school students. Cleland’s program...

BY: Luci Manning      02/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2018

Students Learn How to Create Meals with Sparse Resources (Tahlequah Daily Press, Oklahoma) A Hulbert High School senior is helping her peers learn to cook delicious, creative meals through Kayla’s Teen Cooking Club. Kayla Rooster runs the club through the Hulbert Community Library, working...

BY: Luci Manning      01/17/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 3, 2018

Neighborhood Center Is a Hit with Residents (Chico Enterprise-Record, California) Anaheim’s new community center at Ponderosa Park is attracting locals of all ages to its afterschool programs, nutrition classes and educational workshops. The newly refurbished center opened last month and...

BY: Luci Manning      01/03/18

Weekly Media Roundup: August 16, 2017

Tennis Program Helps Students to AIM High (Gainesville Sun, Florida) “Katie Munroe credits her involvement with the Aces in Motion education program with motivating her to realize her dreams of going to college,” according to the Gainesville Sun.  The AIM afterschool program...

BY: Luci Manning      08/16/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 9, 2017

With Help of a BMX Pro, at-Risk Youth Pedal Their Way to a Better Future (Fresno Bee, California) A biking afterschool program at Sequoia Middle School is steering students away from dangerous decisions and toward a fun, positive learning environment. BMX Jam, started by former BMX racing...

BY: Luci Manning      08/09/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 2, 2017

If You Think This Camp’s Unusual, You’re Dead Right (Riverdale Press, New York) A cemetery may not seem like an obvious location to host a summer camp, but for some 20 students from the Bronx, it has been the perfect place to spend time outside while learning about the history of...

BY: Luci Manning      08/02/17

Weekly Media Roundup: July 26, 2017

After-School Unicycle Program Gains Traction across Texas Schools (Daily Texan, Texas) Austin schoolteacher Jimmy Agnew is teaching students self-confidence and team-building skills through a unique activity – unicycling. Agnew’s nonprofit, One Wheel Many Children, grew out the...

BY: Luci Manning      07/26/17

Weekly Media Roundup: May 24, 2017

After-School Funding Is a Smart Public Investment (Springfield News-Leader, Missouri) Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams argues for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding in a Springfield News-Leader op-ed: “Over the long run, these programs can improve social-emotional skill...

BY: Luci Manning      05/24/17

Weekly Media Roundup: May 10, 2017

Teenage Girls Who Code Get Encouragement from U.S. Bank (Marketplace) U.S. Bank offered its support to six teams of girls participating in a coding challenge called Technovation, encouraging them to develop apps that would help people manage their finances. The teams, several of which were made...

BY: Luci Manning      05/10/17

Weekly Media Roundup: April 19, 2017

Sew Bain Club Sends Handmade Clothing to Nicaragua (Cranston Herald, Rhode Island) Nearly a dozen girls have been spending their afterschool time learning to design clothes and use a sewing machine for a good cause. The girls in the Sew Bain afterschool club, part of Afterschool Ambassador Ayana...

BY: Luci Manning      04/19/17

Weekly Media Roundup: March 8, 2017

Chefs of the Future Contest Has Kids Cookin’ Good (Daily News, New York) Thirteen youths competed this weekend to see who could come up with the healthiest, most interesting recipe in the Recipe Rescue competition, part of an afterschool program run by the Department of Youth and Community...

BY: Luci Manning      03/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 15, 2017

Aspire High Teaches Eager Middle Schoolers about College Life (The Signal: College of New Jersey, New Jersey) An out-of-school time program in New Jersey is showing underprivileged students that college can be part of their future. Aspire High arranges college visits for middle schoolers,...

BY: Luci Manning      02/15/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 8, 2017

After School Program in Roanoke Gives Students Interest in Manufacturing (WDBJ, Virginia) Breckenridge middle schoolers are learning skills that could one day lead to well-paying manufacturing jobs at Roanoke’s Maker Mart afterschool program. Students in the program work with drills and...

BY: Luci Manning      02/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 1, 2017

Students Empower Children’s Futures (Reflector: Mississippi State University, Mississippi) Mississippi State University students are acting as homework helpers and positive role models to low-income students in Starkville through the Brickfire Mentoring Program. The Brickfire Project helps...

BY: Luci Manning      02/01/17

Weekly Media Roundup: January 11, 2017

Congressional Delays Leave Programs Hanging (News & Observer, North Carolina) Writing in the News & Observer, Afterschool Ambassador Betsey McFarland explains the uncertainty that comes with congressional budget delays: “The delay in adopting a full-year federal budget means that...

BY: Luci Manning      01/11/17

Weekly Media Roundup: December 13, 2017

Contest Pitting Students Against JPL Engineers Draws a Vast Pool of Contenders (La Cañada Valley Sun, California) Students from around the world, including those in Los Angeles afterschool programs, faced off against teams of engineers from La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion...

BY: Luci Manning      12/13/17

Weekly Media Roundup: May 3, 2017

Council Bluffs Schools to Expand Grant-Funded Before-, After-School Clubs After Seeing Benefits (Daily Nonpareil, Iowa) A study by the Iowa Department of Education showed that participation in afterschool programs leads to increased attendance, better behavior and improved academic performance...

BY: Luci Manning      05/03/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 8, 2017

After School Program in Roanoke Gives Students Interest in Manufacturing (WDBJ, Virginia) Breckenridge middle schoolers are learning skills that could one day lead to well-paying manufacturing jobs at Roanoke’s Maker Mart afterschool program. Students in the program work with drills and...

BY: Luci Manning      02/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 1, 2017

Students Empower Children’s Futures (Reflector: Mississippi State University, Mississippi) Mississippi State University students are acting as homework helpers and positive role models to low-income students in Starkville through the Brickfire Mentoring Program. The Brickfire Project helps...

BY: Luci Manning      02/01/17

Weekly Media Roundup: January 18, 2017

‘Hidden Figures’ Stars Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM Careers During LA Screening (EdSource) Approximately 10,000 middle and high school girls from the Los Angeles area had a chance to attend a special screening of the new film ‘Hidden Figures’ and hear from some of the...

BY: Luci Manning      01/18/17

Weekly Media Roundup: December 21, 2016

Students Build Toys for Kids in Need (Chicago Daily Herald, Illinois) Some 20 students in Lake Zurich Middle School South’s afterschool woodworking program used their new skills to brighten the holidays for children who have been victims of domestic violence. Over the course of four...

BY: Luci Manning      12/21/16

Weekly Media Roundup: December 14, 2016

Bellringer Aids Safe Passage (Ventura County Star, California) The Thousand Oaks police department and other Conejo Valley agencies are giving 124 youngsters an alternative to joining a gang and getting into trouble after school through Project Safe Passage. The afterschool program operates near...

BY: Luci Manning      12/14/16

Weekly Media Roundup: December 7, 2016

Establishing a Culture of Peace (Indianapolis Star, Indiana) Students in the Martin Luther King Center afterschool program now have a safe space to relax, take a few deep breaths and escape the drama of their daily lives. The community center decided to create the new Peace Room to give students a...

BY: Luci Manning      12/07/16

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Nutrition Fair Provides Dose of Education for All Kinds of Students (Centre Daily Times, Pennsylvania) A partnership between Penn State University and the State College Area School District recently gave university students an opportunity to teach “nutrition at a community level” to...

BY: Luci Manning      12/01/16

Weekly Media Roundup: November 23, 2016

Students Partner with Elementary School, Teach Science (Stanford Daily, California) Twice a week, elementary schoolers at East Palo Alto Charter School receive special science lessons from Stanford University students as part of the Science Bus afterschool program. The lesson plan is entirely...

BY: Luci Manning      11/23/16

Weekly Media Roundup: June 20, 2018

Campers build confidence at Bricks 4 Kidz (The Bakersfield Californian, California) At a day camp in Bakersfield, children spend their days building all kinds of structures with LEGO® bricks, learning STEM concepts along the way. With a different theme to inspire them each week, campers at...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/20/18

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Making Good Choices: Teen Center Fosters ‘Healthy Lifestyle Skills’ (Lake County Suburban Life, Illinois) The Warren Township Teen Center offers teens a safe space to explore different activities, work on homework, receive guidance from adult staff members and socialize with their...

BY: Luci Manning      08/30/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 9, 2017

With Help of a BMX Pro, at-Risk Youth Pedal Their Way to a Better Future (Fresno Bee, California) A biking afterschool program at Sequoia Middle School is steering students away from dangerous decisions and toward a fun, positive learning environment. BMX Jam, started by former BMX racing...

BY: Luci Manning      08/09/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 2, 2017

If You Think This Camp’s Unusual, You’re Dead Right (Riverdale Press, New York) A cemetery may not seem like an obvious location to host a summer camp, but for some 20 students from the Bronx, it has been the perfect place to spend time outside while learning about the history of...

BY: Luci Manning      08/02/17

Weekly Media Roundup: July 26, 2017

After-School Unicycle Program Gains Traction across Texas Schools (Daily Texan, Texas) Austin schoolteacher Jimmy Agnew is teaching students self-confidence and team-building skills through a unique activity – unicycling. Agnew’s nonprofit, One Wheel Many Children, grew out the...

BY: Luci Manning      07/26/17

Weekly Media Roundup: July 19, 2017

Don’t Miss Out on Many Portland Learning Programs That Combat ‘Summer Slide’ (Press Herald, Maine) “Summer is an opportunity for students to enjoy long, lazy days of fun, relaxation and new experiences. But if learning isn’t a part of those experiences, students are...

BY: Luci Manning      07/19/17

Weekly Media Roundup: July 12, 2017

A Life-Changing Summer for Every Boston Kid (Boston Globe, Massachusetts) The Boston Globe editorial board praised Boston’s investments in citywide summer learning programs last week: “The program is a valuable investment in Boston kids that deserves a broader base of support so that...

BY: Luci Manning      07/12/17

Weekly Media Roundup: July 6, 2017

Young Inventors: Students Learn STEM Skills in Summer School Class (Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Indiana) Sixty-five students from Lewis Cass and other area high schools are dismantling VCRs, building catapults and learning about how to grow vegetation on other planets as part of a STEM-focused...

BY: Luci Manning      07/06/17

Weekly Media Roundup: June 28, 2017

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home to Stop the 'Summer Slide' (NPR) Topeka Public Schools has joined many other school districts in the country by allowing children to take home school-issued computers over summer break, with the hope that access to the devices will reduce...

BY: Luci Manning      06/28/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 31, 2016

Science Camp Has All the Elements for Fun, Learning (Bonner County Daily Bee, Idaho) Thirteen students spent a week this summer learning about nature’s scientific processes through the All About Elements Outdoor Science Camp. The camp is run by Pullman Parks and Recreation research...

BY: Luci Manning      08/31/16