NCASE Resource Library
Through a survey, this research study explored what Out-of-School Time (OST) program staff need in order to feel better prepared to support the inclusion of school-aged children with special needs in their programs. Results indicated that professional development on inclusion is key to success. These findings can inform policy and programmatic decisions on professional development.
This article explores the challenges and potential of school-afterschool partnerships. Based on interviews with school administrators, afterschool leaders, and front-line staff in three schools, the findings reveal both disconnections and opportunities for fuller communication and collaboration.
This video is a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Shawn Ginwright. He explores stories and research related to his healing-centered framework to overcome trauma by building hope through relational, restorative, and political strategies.
This video introduces a framework for a more collaborative and effective evaluation approach for Tribal child welfare programs. This approach modifies the evaluation process from what can feel like externally applied judgement from the dominant culture to one that taps the knowledge of non-dominant cultures.
This video, which is also a part of the School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit, shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families.
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.
This video begins with stories from students from a variety of backgrounds discussing their experiences dealing with "isms" in school. The students, teachers, and administrators give tips on how to create safer and inclusive schools and environments.