After School Alliance Report: October 2010

LA Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds National Average, but One in Five LA Kides Is Unsupervised inthe Afternoons

2 page artcle with good statistics

Word Study: :LA Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds

Municipal Leadership for Afterschool: 2011

- 184 page report

- shares what various cities across the nation are doing to support afterschool programs

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The Federal Role In Out of School Learning

- 54 page report

- Afterschool, summer learning and family involvement as Critical Learning Supports

- published by Harvard Family Research Project

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The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative

- 54 page report

- final report on implementation and youth experiece int he initiative

- middle school program in San Francisco

PDF The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative: 2011

After School Alliance Report: May 2012

- Released May 2012

- Evaluations Backgrounder: A Summary of Formal Evaluations of Afterschool Programs' Impact on Academics, Behavior, Safety and Family Life

- provides info on various evaluations done on programs across the country  

PDF Evaluations Backgrounder:A Summary of Formal Evaluations of ASPs' Impact on Academics, Behavior, Safety and Family Life

Realizing the Potential of Learning in Middle Adolescence - February 2013

Adolescence is a time of enormous potential for learning. This idea might or might not seem obvious, but what is surely true is that Americans are skeptical, and neglectful, of it. Our culture all too rarely creates the affordances – settings, relationships, roles – that would help young people realize their learning potential. The aim of this paper is to provide the empirical foundation for doing so. The authors highlight what research shows about the design and conditions for good learning experiences during the high school years, providing ten principles for the design of learning during this critical life period.

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Year Round Learning- June 2011

Report from Harvard Family Research Project linking school, afterschool and summer learning to support student success

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