RAND Report: Learning from Summer

The Wallace Foundation launched the National Summer Learning Project in 2011 to expand summer program opportunities for students in urban districts. This report by RAND examines the effects of voluntary summer learning programs on low-income urban…

Summer 2016 Report

In 2016, the Boston Summer Learning Community dramatically increased the reach and scale of summer learning throughout Boston. The Community reached 10,080 Boston students across 127 programs and shattered Mayor Walsh’s summer learning goal one year…

Assessing the Impacts of STEM Learning Ecosystems

This report furthers the STEM ecosystem research described in a Noyce Foundation 2014 working paper amd shares evidence of the impact of cross-sector partnerships in the effort to create a rich STEM learning environment for all…

Digital Badges in Afterschool

This compilation of case studies written by The Afterschool Alliance, examines exemplary digital badge pilots across the nation including our valued partner, PASA. Complete with a comprehensive list of lessons learned by each pilot and a…

Summer 2015 Report

BSLC continued to grow and expand its reach, from 58 programs serving 3,504 students in 2014 to 79 programs serving 5,626 students in 2015. Evaluation results show program quality remained high, and students improved their social-emotional…

Rennie Center Report: From Schooling to Learning

In 2012, Boston Beyond and EdVestors launched efforts to facilitate more strategic connections between community organizations and the Boston Public Schools. These pilot projects were designed to expand students’ access to community resources. In this brief,…

STEM Learning is Everywhere

This report by the National Research Council explores engaging representatives from the formal, afterschool, and informal education sectors from across the U.S. to foster more seamless learning of STEM subjects for elementary and middle school students….

How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning

STEM learning ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all children. This 2014 working paper published by the Noyce…