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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.

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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A Giant Maker Project

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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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...

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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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A Program Teaches Students What to Believe in the Digital World

The News Literacy Project helps secondary school students separate fact from fiction online.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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Rebuilding a School, Revitalizing a Community: School Improvements Enhance a Desire to Learn

A community comes together to improve its school -- and realizes much more far-reaching benefits.

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Julia Jones, Teacher

Learn more about Build SF program participants.

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Rich Stevens, Mentor

Learn more about Build SF program participants.

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Alejandro Molina, AfterZone Coordinator

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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Third-Party Assessment of NatureMapping

All of the programs in our New Day for Learning, Part Two, series have undergone outside evaluation to either gauge their success, improve performance, or both.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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