Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, edited by Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D., is a groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates and other prominent authors.
In this paper, released in July 2014, researchers from the Afterschool Alliance, the Noyce Foundation, and Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) overview some of the recent research findings about the importance of afterschool and other out-of-school time experiences for STEM learning.
Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. The journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours and those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy.
From the Spring 2014 issue of Afterschool Matters. Ann Muno explores how adding girl-specific elements to established youth development practices helps low-income girls of color succeed both academically and beyond the classroom.
Conducted and compiled in partnership with ASU’s Morrison Institute on Public Policy, the Report highlights results of a 2011 survey of 681 afterschool and out-of school time program sites in Maricopa and Pima counties.
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