Weekly News Roundup - Feb. 16, 2011by Molly Tomlinson
Obama Budget Embraces After-School Learning Program (Education Week’s Beyond School Blog)
President Obama and leaders of the House Appropriations Committee released their respective budget plans this week. Although the President’s FY2012 budget would increase 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) funds, it would also allow non-afterschool programs to compete for 21st CCLC dollars. Learn more about the budget proposals here.
Retired Educator Gives Kids Work to Keep Them in School, Out of Gangs (Shelby Star, North Carolina)
Retired school administrator James King offers rent-free office space to businesses “under the stipulation that they provide guidance and work experience to kids enrolled in Man Up’s after-school program,” the Shelby Star reports.
LifeBound on the Ropes, But Still Standing (San Luis Obispo Tribune, California)
Because of a change in grant funding rules, a youth development program that provides academic tutoring, leadership classes, mentoring, community service, job readiness and health education will no longer be eligible for state funding after June 30.
Teens Work to Gain Credits (Odessa American, Texas)
Permian High School has started offering an Extended Day Credit Recovery program for students who failed classes in the previous semester. Hundreds of students have taken advantage of the flexible, computer-based afterschool program to make up credits instead of waiting until summer school.
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