Resource Roundup: Must Haves for Every Great After School and Summer Program, Tweens on High Quality Arts Programs, & the 6,000 hour Learning Gap

PASA is lucky to be part of a vibrant and diverse national (and sometimes international) community of after-school, summer, and expanded learning researchers, practitioners, funders, and policy makers. We’re constantly going to conferences, participating in learning communities, or simply checking our email and walking away with an incredible number of resources that can help change the landscape of educational practice.

But in order to see the changes we all want come to fruition, we need to make sure that these resources are easily available to everyone! So, once a week we’ll be posting a “Resource Roundup” of some of the most interesting, leading edge, and/or compelling resources that crossed our path that week. 

Grab and share what moves you and keep the conversation going!


1. The Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) Project made this video on the learning principles that every afterschool and summer program (or any setting interested in promoting young people’s learning) should incorporate:



2. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with young people, their families, leaders of exemplary programs and others nationwide, this Wallace Foundation report outlines how to build a high-quality arts program for low-income, urban tweens:


3. By the time they reach 6th grade, middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. TASC made this video to illustrate how:


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