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


  • 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


  • 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 ( 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.


Event Information

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