The $50 million National Summer Learning Project, funded by The Wallace Foundation since 2011, seeks to find out whether and how voluntary summer programs can help low-income students succeed in school.

Until this study, little research had been conducted about the effectiveness of voluntary summer learning programs led by urban districts and offered to large numbers of low-income students.

The Wallace Foundation commissioned the RAND Corporation to conduct a randomized controlled trial, comparing the results for students who participated in a summer learning program with results for students who did not.

This past Wednesday, the RAND Corporation released their latest findings from the largest-ever study on summer learning...

Elementary school students with high levels of attendance in voluntary summer learning programs experience benefits in math and reading.

Lights On Afterschool 101

Lights On Afterschool is a celebration of afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families.

The Afterschool Alliance has created a 6-part webinar series so that you can learn from experts and fellow practitioners about the latest developments in afterschool. Start with the first installment, Lights On Afterschool 101, to learn the basics of planning a successful Lights On Afterschool event.

Interested in hosting your own event? Tell the Afterschool Alliance how you plan to celebrate!

Register your celebration to receive emails with planning tools, expert tips and 10 copies of this year's Lights On Afterschool poster to help you spread the word about your event.
Longer Summers
in Maryland

On August 31, Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order requiring Maryland public schools to begin after Labor Day.

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) responded.

Plan Your Trip
in Seattle!

The National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning in Seattle is in just six weeks! Take a look at the schedule of events so you can start planning your trip right now.

Create your own schedule by taking a look at the full list of workshops.

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Conference Exhibitors

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