Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums to Review New Research on After-School Interventions

Washington, D.C. – The Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums, a project of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will host a policy forum on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 on “Reinventing After-School: A Review of New Research on After-School Interventions.” The forum will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

As a result of the federal emphasis on standards-based accountability, after-school programs are increasingly viewed as a way to promote better student academic outcomes. Using recent scientific reports from the William T. Grant Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences as a starting point, the public forum will explore key after-school issues, including:

  • What impact do after-school interventions have on student achievement?
  • What is the current status of evidence-based research on the effectiveness of after-school?
  • What implications does this research have on policy, practice and future research?

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW (13th Floor), Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Robert C. Granger, President, William T. Grant Foundation
  • Fred Doolittle, Vice President and Director of the Policy Research and Evaluation Department, MDRC
  • Doug Mesecar, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator:

  • Steve Fleischman, Director of the SEE Forums and Vice President, American Institutes for Research

About the Scientific Evidence in Education Forums: The Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums is a project of the American Institutes for Research (www.air.org). The SEE Forums bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss scientific evidence that can shape effective action on pressing education issues. The project is funded in part through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Event Information

September 12, 2008
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM