With demand for well-trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers expected to skyrocket, and women and people of color grossly underrepresented in STEM professions, afterschool … [Read more...] about Growing Number of Kentucky Parents Recognize Value of STEM Learning in Afterschool
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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund was authorized bySection 18003 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency aid to states to … [Read more...] about Tracking how Kentucky schools are using ARP funds to address learning loss during non-school hours
As more kids across Kentucky head back to school this week, the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) is taking a moment to reflect on this past summer as it comes to a close. The summer of 2021 was … [Read more...] about New research: Despite providing critical services, summer programs continue to remain out of reach for many low-income children and families in Kentucky
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER funds, the out-of-school time (OST) field has the opportunity to leverage a historic investment in afterschool and summer programs. While the … [Read more...] about New guidance series helps OST field make sense of American Rescue Plan (ARP) terminology
This summer will be one for the books. As states begin to lift statewide coronavirus-related restrictions and vaccinations continue to roll out, the public is hopeful for a return to normal in the … [Read more...] about Your Voice Matters
Parents Cite Cost as the Greatest Barrier to Participation WASHINGTON, DC — After a year of isolation, learning loss, and trauma for many students, this summer will be especially important for … [Read more...] about New Study: Kentucky Parents Praise Summer Learning Programs But, Even Before COVID-19, Programs Were Out of Reach for Many Kentucky Children
BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which provides $30.35 billion for afterschool and summer learning programs across the United … [Read more...] about $30B soon available for afterschool and summer learning!
Lend your voice to continue to raise awareness about the effects of the pandemic on your afterschool and summer learning programs. Afterschool and summer programs continue to face numerous … [Read more...] about Complete the latest wave of the Afterschool Alliance’s COVID-19 tracking survey and win a $50 gift card!
The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance's (KYOSA's) first edition of Out-of-School Time in Kentucky--a study that provides a pre-pandemic description of Kentucky's out-of-school time (i.e. before/after … [Read more...] about “Out-of-School Time in Kentucky” fact sheet and summary of key findings now available online
News release from the Prichard Committee LEXINGTON, KY - In a survey of more than 1,400 Kentucky families, more than 45% of respondents indicated that they have had to change job status due to … [Read more...] about Recent survey finds overwhelming support for public investment in child care
By Tom Haggard, Director, Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance As vaccine-laden trucks roll across the United States, it is impossible to miss the vital role that afterschool and summer learning … [Read more...] about Afterschool programs: A critical tool to rebuild from COVID-19