Why Do Science Afterschool

In this video, TASC highlights that engaging in science after school is not a substitute for having kids acquire basic math/science skills and knowledge at school, but it is a way to excite kids about acquiring that knowledge and to involve them in tactile, surprising real-world applications.

Science After School: How to Design and Run Great Program Activities

This guide for program leaders offers a framework and practical advice for creating and maintaining high-quality science learning program in out-of-school time sites.

Science Beyond the Classroom: Critical to New York’s Future

This brief argues that high-quality science learning outside the traditional classroom is critical to young people’s success and outlines practical steps to make it accessible throughout New York State.

Frontiers in Urban Science Exploration Resource Guide

This resource guide offers strategies to advance informal science education in afterschool.

Expanded Learning Opportunities: A Guide for Policymakers

This guide outlines the key components of high-quality expanded learning opportunities, the benefits of these programs and what policymakers can do to support a robust youth-services system.

I Am Baltimore

This summary and video gives a synopsis of the “I Am Baltimore” campaign. The campaign’s purpose was to mobilize the people of Baltimore in support of Baltimore’s Mayor and City Council’s leadership to increase funding for opportunities that provide for the healthy development of individuals and communities.

Summer Matters: California

This video provides an overview of how the Partnership for Children and Youth is collaborating with partners such as Senator Mark DeSaulnier, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the National Summer Learning Association to expand access to quality summer-learning programs for low-income children across California.

Learn Anytime, Anywhere: Rethinking How Students Earn Credit Beyond School Hours

In this policy brief, TASC offers policy recommendations to bring down bureaucratic barriers and encourage schools to collaborate on off-campus learning with community partners such as art and science institutions.

Strategies for Success: A Plan to Align Out-of-School Time Initiatives with High School Reform

In this paper, TASC and The Urban Assembly propose a more systemic alignment of high school reform efforts in New York City with out-of-school time (OST) programs for high school students. The authors offer new models for high school OST programming to prepare young people for college and the workforce.

Enhancing School Reform Through Expanded Learning

This report aims to further the conversation of how school reform and improvement strategies can take full advantage of expanded learning opportunities to promote student learning, development and engagement.


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