Partnership for After School Education

May 01, 2016

The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education reports

The STEM Education Coalition released The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. This 10-page paper written for policymakers and education leaders makes a strong case for why informal and afterschool learning must be an integral part of policies to improve STEM education across the board. Citing the latest research on the value of informal STEM learning, the paper includes a range of policy recommendations to address key challenges such as integrating informal and formal learning strategies, dedicated funding for informal STEM learning, professional development for educators, and expansion of the knowledge base.

Other Articles in Reports

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.

July 15, 2020

The Economic Impact of NYC Nonprofit Organizations

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office, in collaboration with Nonprofit New York, analyzed the economic impact of the nonprofit sector and presents new data on its contributions in these pages. As Federal, State, and City governments continue to take legislative and budgetary actions to promote our economic recovery from COVID-19, the role and stability of the nonprofit sector must be prioritized. Read the complete report.

July 15, 2020

The State of College Readiness and Degree Completion in New York City

Graduate NYC has released a new report, The State of College Readiness and Degree Completion in New York City. This report examines the progress that the NYC DOE and CUNY have made toward their respective goals of high school graduation and college readiness and degree completion since GNYC's inception in 2010, while also detailing comprehensive policy changes currently underway at CUNY.