Afterschool in the National News

Kids explore STEM at Lexington afterschool program
Published: December 29, 2016 from Wicked Local Lexington
The best way for kids to learn is by having fun. That’s a lesson that Leonid Tunik discovered early in his career in the education industry and is at the heart of Empow Studios, his afterschool care and enrichment program in Lexington. Read more . . .

Administration’s STEM Initiative Looks To Afterschool Programs
Published: December 20, 2016 from the Huffington Post
Last week, President Obama announced a number of important new steps aimed at improving and extending computer science education for the nation’s K-12 students. The ongoing initiative follows up on a commitment he made during his final State of the Union address this past January, in which he said the nation should build on past progress by “offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.” Read more . . .

Three ‘Superhero’ Superintendents Honored for Supporting Summer Learning
Published: December 6, 2016 from Education Week
A California-based advocacy group that works to create and expand access to high-quality summer learning opportunities recently recognized three superintendents across the state for their work to do the same. Read more . . .

Finding America’s Mother Teresa
Published: December 3, 2016 from New York Times
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — If this political season has you feeling down, meet Annette Dove. She’s a salve for our aches and wounds, for she represents the American grass roots’ best. Read more . . .