ESSA │Afterschool and Expanded Learning
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 and in life. Quality expanded learning opportunities extend learning and positive youth development beyond the school bell and engage students who might otherwise be left behind. There are opportunities in ESSA for states to fund innovative programs to create, strengthen, or maintain quality extended learning opportunities.
AIR's work in the afterschool and expanded learning field supports the creation, evaluation, improvement, and maintenance of high-quality afterschool and expanded learning programs in a variety of ways.
- Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning
- Beyond the Bell: Turning Research into Action in Afterschool and Expanded Learning
- The In-School and Afterschool Social and Emotional Learning Connection: A Planning Tool
- Beyond the Bell - 4th Edition: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs
AIR Centers with Related Content
AIR operates a number of national, regional, and state centers that produce publicly available resources. The centers that have a specific focus on afterschool and expanded learning are as follows: