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Staying On Track: Testing Higher Achievement’s Long-Term Impact on Academic Outcomes and High School Choice ›
This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of Higher Achievement, an afterschool and summer program for middle school students founded in Washington, D.C.
Think Summer ›
A magazine article offers recommendations for how to hire and train teachers in summer learning programs run by school districts.
Expanding Learning, Enriching Learning: Portraits of Five Programs ›
This report examines the efforts of five Wallace-funded programs to expand high-quality learning opportunities for low-income children.
Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success ›
This report offers guidance to school district leaders interested in launching or improving summer learning programs.
Expanding Time for Learning Both Inside and Outside the Classroom: A Review of the Evidence Base ›
What does research tell us about the effects of expanded learning time? This report examines 80 evaluations of expanded learning efforts.
NASBE Discussion Guide: Summer Learning: A New Vision for Supporting Students in Summer Programs ›
This primer on summer learning loss and ways to mitigate it aims to help guide discussion by state boards of education.
Reimagining the School Day: More Time for Learning ›
At a Wallace forum, leaders in education, after-school and other areas discuss the challenges and merits of providing children with more high-quality learning time.
Summer Snapshot: Exploring the Impact of Higher Achievement’s
Year-Round Out-of-School-Time Program on Summer Learning ›
A study finds that participation in the summer part of a program for middle-school-age youngsters is linked to improved attitudes toward school.
Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning ›
Low-income students suffer large learning setbacks over summer vacation, but this major RAND report finds evidence that good programs can ease the problem.
Research Findings to Support Effective Educational Policymaking: Evidence and Action Steps for State, District and Local Policymakers ›
These research findings can help policymakers – federal, state and local – improve learning opportunities for children, in and out of school.
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