Partnership for After School Education

Issue 87

October 30, 2014

America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand

The Afterschool Alliance recently released America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand, a report on a survey of parents and guardians nationwide that found a jump in reported participation in afterschool in the U.S. over the last decade. Approximately 18% of children nationwide took part in an afterschool program in 2014 — equivalent to about 10.2 million children, and compared to 15% in 2009 and 11% in 2004. At the same time, unmet demand for afterschool programming is large. The report also includes findings on summer learning programming. Read the full report, the key findings, or breakdowns in afterschool participation by state

October 30, 2014

Report on Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing

The Osborne Association's New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the John Jay College Prisoner Reentry Institute have released a new report, Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing, that summarizes numerous quantitative research articles on this issue. The report offers a practical opportunity to learn from literature and existing research to better grasp the full impact of incarceration on children and families. It includes an examination of both paternal and maternal incarceration; the consequences of incarceration on children, adolescents, and young adults; and the consequences of incarceration on family structure and functioning. It also lists additional reading, including qualitative research on the topic.