Partnership for After School Education

Issue 102

June 15, 2015

Accelerating Achievement Through Summer Learning

Accelerating Achievement Through Summer Learning is the latest publication by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). This report is a resource for program providers, education leaders, policymakers, and funders who are making important decisions about whether and how to strengthen and expand summer learning programs as a way to accelerate student achievement. Profiling thirteen diverse and promising models, the report demonstrates how high-quality summer learning programs address a variety of K-12 education priorities to deliver strong outcomes for children, youth, and educators. Accelerating Achievement draws on a growing body of research led by The Wallace Foundation and the RAND Corporation.

June 15, 2015

Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

The 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional programs and applies this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs. Finally, it offers recommendations for future priorities to advance SEL research and practice.

June 15, 2015

Diplomas Count 2015 - Next Steps: Life After Special Education

The 2015 edition of Education Week’s Diplomas Count report, Next Steps: Life After Special Education, explores the experiences of students with disabilities, who are coming of age at a time when they, like all high school students, are increasingly expected to perform to high academic standards and to prepare for further education or training and a productive role in the workplace. This tenth installment of the annual report highlights the challenges and opportunities awaiting these students as they transition from the K-12 education system to a more independent adult life. The full report and interactive tools include customized reports for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia featuring the latest high school graduation rates for students as a whole and specific subgroups.