How students spend time outside of the classroom—before and after school and during breaks and summer vacation—has a tremendous impact on what they achieve in school. Quality expanded learning opportunities extend learning and positive youth development beyond the school bell and engage students who might otherwise be left behind.
AIR’s expanded learning work includes the following:
- Providing professional development, consultation, training, and ongoing support to help program administrators create, improve, and maintain high-quality programs.
- Monitoring and evaluating the impact and outcomes of programs.
- Designing and maintaining the Profile and Performance Information Collection System (PPICS), the comprehensive national grantee.
- Advising state and national policies through the dissemination of research-based information on the components and outcomes of quality programs.