RAND Report: Ready for Fall?

This RAND Report is the second of five volumes from a five-year study which examines the effects of voluntary summer learning programs on low-income urban youth. This report specifically discusses how students performed in mathematics, reading,…

RAND Report: Getting to Work on Summer Learning

This study was conducted by the RAND Corporation, which assessed the effects of district-led programs on academic achievement, social-emotional competencies, and behavior over the short and long-term. This report offers lessons learned from detailed evaluations of…

Achieving-Connecting-Thriving Skills

Former Superintendent Carol Johnson and Chris Smith of Boston After School & Beyond co-authored Achieving, Connecting, Thriving: Afterschool and Summer Learning in Collaboration with Schools. This paper will be part of a forthcoming compendium, supported by…

The Achieve-Connect-Thrive Framework

This paper describes our approach to developing and measuring skills, and features a recent project with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to help teens be more intentional about developing skills. This article was produced with support…

RAND Report: Making Summer Count

Making Summer Count reviews the literature on summer learning loss and the effectiveness of summer learning programs, determines key cost drivers of and available funds for summer programs, and gathers information about how such programs operate…