Out of School Time News

Bush Institute Releases State of Our Cities: Profiles of Education Performance around the Nation

Posted: 09/26/2016 - 2:50pm

The Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center released State of Our Cities: Profiles of Education Performance around the Nation last week, a new online tool that provides comparable education data on more than 100 cities across the country.  They also include a spotlight on afterschool with Dallas as the first featured city listed here

Dallas Afterschool Joins Every Hour Counts National Learning Community

Posted: 07/11/2016 - 4:31pm

Dallas Afterschool was recently invited to join the Every Hour Counts National Learning Community, a group comprised of expanded-learning system-builders from 13 cities and regions from around the country. This National Learning Community will offer Dallas Afterschool an opportunity to share their work with peers in other cities, improve practices, and design solutions for shared challenges facing the field.

The Opportunity Gap for Low Income Students

Posted: 06/23/2016 - 4:10pm

On June 20th, Christina spoke with CBS about how parents can work to minimize Summer Slide - a period throughout the year when many low income students lose upward of two months of their academic progress. Cumulatively, this begins to create an opportunity gap that is nearly impossible to close through in-school hours alone. See this dynamic interview here

The High Cost of Summer in Dallas

Posted: 06/23/2016 - 4:04pm

On June 15th, KERA's Courtney Collins interviewed our very own CEO, Christina Hanger, on the challenges that the summer months create for low income students and families throughout our community. This segment highlights the crucial work of afterschool and summer programs in Dallas, such as Readers 2 Leaders. Click here for the full segment and transcript. 

Dallas Women's Foundation Helping Families Find After School Child Care Options

Posted: 03/07/2016 - 4:50pm

In Dallas County, 59,000 children are left alone to care for themselves between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm With these figures in mind, Dallas Afterschool announces the launch of FindAfterschoolDallas.com, a one-of-a-kind new search tool powered by Dallas Women’s Foundation, which helps families find before and after school child care programs in Dallas County. Click here for In the Now with CEO Christina Hanger, originally aired on Fox.

Extra Yard For Teachers Summit Dallas 2016

Posted: 03/07/2016 - 4:47pm

Dallas Afterschool Community Engagement Liaison, Danaë Gutiérrez, speaks at the 2016 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit on how a single teacher changed her view on out of school time. See her full speech here.

State Representative, Eric Johnson, discusses the importance of afterschool in his life

Posted: 11/06/2013 - 3:38pm

In honor of Lights On Afterschool and the emeregence of the OST Council in Dallas, State Represenative Eric Johnson reflects on the importance of afterschool in his life. Johnson stresses the value of quality afterschool programming and enrichment outside the classroom.  Read the full article here.