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After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.


What's the Best Way to Purchase After School PBL Curriculum?

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Cultivating Cultural Assets: An After-School Story

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games

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Former Governor Angus King on Lessons from Maine's 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative

Ex-Governor Angus King on Lessons from Maine's 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative

In 2002, the state of Maine equipped every middle-school student with a computer. The man who launched the program underscores the importance of supporting technology initiatives with teacher development.

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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, McCarthy transformed a culture of divisiveness and violence by committing to cooperation and innovation.

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Guest Blog: Building Communities in the Classrooms

Guest blogger Cheska Lorena reviews the Building Communities in the Classroom #edchat.

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How To Scale School Success

Replicating successful programs can be challenging used in a different context. Chris Dede, Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and Microsoft’s US Partners in Learning’s Academic Program Manager Allyson Knox...


Children Create the Playground of Their Dreams

Seattle students design commanding castles and slithery slides, then watch their sketches come alive.

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Guided Homework Help Goes Online

The New York Public Library's homework program pioneers ways to connect students with teachers after class is dismissed.

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Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play

Many would agree that play is important for the health and development of children, but just how critical is it? Blogger Suzie Boss explores several research studies that delve into the question.

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Vincent Ferrandino: Roadblocks to Extended-Day Programs

Vincent Farrandino on roadblocks to extended-day programs and what school leaders think.

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Community at the Heart of School: Providing the Basics -- and More -- For All

At this New York public school, all children get the care they need.


Resources and Downloads from WINGS for Kids

Free tools, guidelines, and activities to help you bring social and emotional learning to children in grades K-6 in your after-school setting.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science

Informal Learning: From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science

Follow Mariah's journey from informal learning as a kid with a passion for science to a young adult on a STEM career path.

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Amelia's Daughters: A Legacy of Women in Flight

Guest blogger Cheryl Young remember the legacy of Amelia Earhart on her birthday.

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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.

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