Exciting news!! Afterschool now has a great new resource available to you (for purchase in print, or free complete online version) and we highly encourage each of you to take the time to read it; it will provide valuable information for your programs.
Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, edited by Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D., was released on February 5, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 500 people watched as William S. White, president and CEO of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Terry K. Peterson, executive editor of Expanding Minds and Opportunities; Jim Kohlmoos, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education; and more than 20 authors spoke about the significance of this landmark compendium. This is a groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates and other prominent authors. This powerful collection of nearly 70 articles presents bold and persuasive evidence—as well as examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships—that demonstrate how opportunities after school and during the summer are yielding positive outcomes for authentic student, community and family engagement in learning. For more information, please visit: http://www.expandinglearning.org/expandingminds