Education officials propose extended learning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Education officials in Iowa are hoping the state will support a pilot program aimed at helping students learn before and after school.

The state Department of Education says the extended learning pilot project could boost Iowa’s graduation rate. The department submitted a proposal for the $1 million program in November, but Gov. Terry Branstad hasn’t said whether he will support it.

The Des Moines Register says ) a report commissioned by the state and prepared by a consulting firm recommends that the proposed program focus on high-need students.

Proponents of such programs say the measure is further evidence that support for out-of-school learning is growing in Iowa.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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