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Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Pane John F., Schweig Jonathan, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Summer Learning Project (NSLP) examined the implementation and effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs developed by five school districts—Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Duval County, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Florida Afterschool Network, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Utilizing data from afterschool programs housed within the Florida Department of Children and Families' Child Care Database, Florida's Office of Early Learning Database, and Florida's Department of Education's 21st Century Office, FAN completed…
Gamse Beth C., Spielberger Julie, Axelrod Jennifer, Spain Angeline, Burke Samantha, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report includes findings based on the entire initiative, focusing chiefly on cities' progress as of late 2016, and it draws from the full range of the study's data collection. It summarizes (1) how the funded cities approached afterschool data…
Schwartz Heather L., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Leschitz Jennifer T., 2018
Reports & Papers
This second edition updates guidance first published in Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success (Augustine et al., 2013). It is intended for district leaders and their partners across the country who are interested in…
Deich Sharon G., Neary Meghan, Padgette Heather, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
From 2012 to 2017, FourPoint Education Partners (formerly Cross & Joftus) served on the technical assistance team for The Wallace Foundation's Afterschool System Building Initiative (ASB), which supported 14 cities to strengthen their…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Spielberger Julie, Axelrod Jennifer, Dasgupta Denali, Cerven Christine, Spain Angeline, Kohm Amelia, Mader Nicholas, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
With support from The Wallace Foundation, nine cities across the country are participating in the Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative, a multi-year effort to strengthen the systems that support access to and participation in high-…
Augustine Catherine H., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Schwartz Heather L., Schweig Jonathan, McEachin Andrew, Siler-Evans Kyle, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Summer Learning Project, launched by the Wallace Foundation in 2011, is a six-year study offering the first assessment of the effectiveness of voluntary, district-led summer learning programs offered at no cost to low-income, urban…
Naftzger Neil, Hallberg Kelly, Yang Tanya, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
In 2013, Prime Time contracted with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to design and conduct such a youth outcome study exploring the relationship between levels of quality practice and education-related outcomes based on data obtained from…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Murphey David A., Bandy Tawana, Cooper Mae, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Augustine Catherine H., Schwartz Heather L., Martorell Paco, Zakaras Laura, 2014
Reports & Papers
Prior research has determined that low-income students lose more ground over the summer than their higher-income peers. Prior research has also shown that some summer learning programs can stem this loss, but we do not know whether large, district-…
Afterschool Alliance, 2014
Reports & Papers
The report looks at children participating in afterschool programs and children missing out on afterschool opportunities. It examines who is in afterschool programs, the types of activities offered in programs, satisfaction with program quality, and…