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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Afterschool Alliance, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report offers a deeper dive into the 2020 America After 3PM survey findings to provide important new insights about STEM learning in afterschool, a first-ever look at trends in afterschool STEM learning, areas for further exploration, and…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Demand for summer programs, both met and unmet, is great among Black families, where approximately half of Black children (49 percent) were in a summer program in 2019 or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to them. For…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Among Latinx or Hispanic families, the demand for summer programs, both met and unmet demand, is also strong. Half of Latinx or Hispanic children were in a summer program in 2019, or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Reports & Papers

With the pandemic radically changing the landscape of summer 2020, as typical summer experiences were cancelled or changed to meet health and safety protocols, the Afterschool Alliance commissioned nationally representative follow-up surveys of…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Executive Summary

Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, reviews the America After 3PM summer 2019 findings, with 2020 parent and provider summer survey data included to shed light on what young people are…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet is based on the report, Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, and provides 2019 and 2020 parent survey data, along with data from a provider survey conducted February – March 2021…

Afterschool Alliance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Through the pandemic, afterschool programs have been an instrumental partner for schools and families—programs remained connected to their students, complemented school-day lessons, and provided essential supports for families. As the country now…

Sengal Amena, McCormick Meghan P., Castleman-Smith Jalynn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes recent findings that show how a lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs may contribute to disparities in children’s learning and development during that critical transition to kindergarten. The brief highlights…
Afterschool Alliance, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As schools begin to reopen, 21st CCLC programs are well positioned to help students—in particular those who need extra support—take part in hands-on learning, build healthy relationships, explore a diversity of subject areas, and have a safe…

American Institutes for Research, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Summer 2020 was unlike any other summer. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the current school year and upcoming summer, we solicited early findings, resources, and stories from national and local organizations about their summer 2020 programs…
Wallace Foundation, March, 2021
Other
Summer learning can play a meaningful and important role in helping young people recover from the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in promoting educational equity. In this document, we share evidence-based guidance focused on a…
Wallace Foundation, March, 2021
Bibliographies
This annotated bibliography provides research on summer learning and research-based implementation tools funded by The Wallace Foundation.
Afterschool Alliance, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief looks at the evolution of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative in terms of purpose, focus, funding, and evaluation.
Vance Femi, Wolforth Sara, Kimner Hayin, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Strong partnerships between schools and expanded learning programs lay the foundation for building stronger, more equitable support systems for children and their families. Building on prior investments in the expanded learning system, California’s…
Afterschool Alliance, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In a nationally representative survey of parents (commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance in the fall of 2020 to supplement data collected before the schools and states began to close in response to the pandemic), 2 in 3 parents of middle school…