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Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
Harvard Family Research Project
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation commissioned Dr. Beth M. Miller, a senior research advisor to the National Institute of Out of School Time at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, to synthesize information available from studies of afterschool programs and offer conclusions based on her assessment. The result, Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success, pays special attention to the effects of afterschool programs on the academic achievement and overall development of middle school students. Dr. Miller's central conclusion is that afterschool programs can, indeed, make a valuable contribution to how well children perform in school.
Promising Practices in Afterschool
The Finance Project
Rand Corporation: Making Out-of-School Time Matter
Policy Studies Associates
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman:
Free resources include reproducible activity sheets for kids, facilitation tips for afterschool leaders, FETCH! Club materials, and hands-on science challenges that will keep kids exploring for weeks on end.
Free resources include an online training for leading science activities, reproducible activity sheets for kids, and ClubZOOM Science and Engineering curriculums created specifically for afterschool settings.