NCASE Resource Library
This issue brief presents research-based strategies for promoting youth leadership and responsibility, as well as choice and autonomy. The strategies for increasing voice and choice and leadership opportunities are divided into elementary school, middle school, and high school.
This infographic provides useful information about the significant impact to school-age children during summer months, in the absence of quality summer programs.
This article presents recommendations from the RAND Corporation report, "Getting to Work on Summer Learning." Specifically, it focuses on those recommendations related to the hiring and training of teachers for school district-run summer learning programs.
Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness.
This website provides links to all issues of Afterschool Matters, a national, peer-reviewed journal aimed at practitioners who develop and manage youth programs, as well as researchers and policymakers. The journal is published two to three times a year; each journal is 48-60 pages. Articles on almost any topic related to school-age care are available here.