Partnership for After School Education


December 16, 2019

​Shaping Summertime Experiences reports

Summer is a chance for children and youth to continue developing, but for those living in disadvantaged communities, summertime experiences can lead to worse health, social, emotional, academic, and safety outcomes, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report lays out nine recommendations to address obstacles that disadvantaged children can face during the summer, including lack of access to quality programs, food insecurity, and exposure to unsafe and dangerous conditions, and to help all children develop positively and stay connected to resources.

Other Articles in Reports


May 13, 2021

Peer Led College Access Programming: A Profile of Student Success Centers in NYC

College Access: Research and Action (CARA) is proud to announce the release of a new report, Peer Led College Access Programming: A Profile of Student Success Centers in NYC. Released at a moment when Student Success Centers (SSCs) are fighting for sustainable public funding, the report documents the history of the student-led initiative to establish SSCs in NYC to address the college guidance gap.

May 13, 2021

Out-of-School Time Programs This Summer: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider Perceptions

After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, parents’ top priorities for their children’s summer programs are addressing their social and emotional health, providing physical outdoor activities and helping them discover their passion and purpose. Those were key findings from a new national survey conducted in February and March 2021, and interviews and focus groups conducted earlier in December. Both were undertaken by Edge Research for Learning Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice of parents in education, with support from the Wallace Foundation.

January 15, 2021

Child and Family Well-being in New York State

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York has released a new well-being index for New York State. The index, "Child and Family Well-being in New York State: Ranking Risks Across 62 Counties," is a first-of-its-kind, in-depth examination of county level data across six domains of child and family well-being. The study examines county-level data across six domains of well-being and reveals that far too many children across New York State experience poverty, housing insecurity, health risks, educational opportunity gaps, and other conditions that challenge their right to thrive and live healthy productive lives.

January 15, 2021

America After 3PM

Afterschool Alliance's new America After 3PM report reveals that demand for afterschool has never been higher. As children face learning loss & isolation from the pandemic, afterschool programs have a key role to play in recovery. Check out the full report to explore the national toplines and dig into data for your state.

December 02, 2020

State of Black New York Report

The New York Urban League released the State of Black New York Report covering vital, contemporary issues affecting African Americans in New York City. The report was commissioned by The New York Urban League to examine the position of Black households in the city’s growth economy and highlights disparities among Black New Yorkers and proposes solutions across the organization’s program areas: Economics, Education, Digital Divide, Civic Engagement, Social (Criminal) Justice, and Health.

November 16, 2020

Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning

Schools and out-of-school time programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children’s social and emotional development. This report from the Wallace Foundation provides early implementation lessons from six communities about how to enact social and emotional learning in elementary schools and in OST programs.

September 15, 2020

Social, Emotional, and Academic Development Through an Equity Lens

A new report from The Education Trust lays out how to shift the focus away from “fixing kids” and toward addressing adult beliefs and mindsets as well as school and district policies to create an equitable learning environment. School and district leaders must consider the context in which students live. Learn more and download the full report.

August 26, 2020

Student Privacy & Special Education: An Educator’s Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to rapidly transition to distance learning, often relying on technology to provide classes virtually. This shift has raised questions about how to protect student data privacy, particularly for students in special education. Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide During and After COVID-19, a new guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Future of Privacy Forum, addresses educators concerns and summarizes key privacy laws.

August 26, 2020

Summer Learning: A Bridge to Student Success and America’s Recovery, a COVID-19 PLAYBOOK

The National Summer Learning Association has published a playbook to provide a long-term, comprehensive, and sustainable framework for planning, collaborating, and executing evidence-based practices and partnerships for high-quality summer and out-of-school time (OST) experiences. Preview the report and subscribe to their newsletter for full access to this resource.

August 26, 2020

SEL+OST=Perfect Together: A Conference Report

In October 2019, The Wallace Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance hosted a day-long event in Chicago to address the challenges of teaching social and emotional skills to young people in out-of-school time programs. Download the report about the learnings from that conference.