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General Programming

ARTICLES

After-school Programs and Academics: Implications for Policy, Practice and Research
This report covers the growing program evaluation literature, observational studies, commentaries and statements of program standards by practitioners and advocates. 

Quality Time After School- What Instructors Can Do to Enhance Learning
This report aims to build on existing knowledge about what constitutes engaging after school programs in which youth of all ages learn and grow. 

WEBSITES

Afterschool Alliance Lights On
Afterschool Alliance promotes the celebration of Lights On each October and offers highlights from previous events as well as ideas and resources to plan future events. 
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
This website includes over 1600 federal teaching and learning resources, organized by subjects including history, language arts, math, science and others. 
http://free.ed.gov/

SEDL Afterschool Training Toolkit
This website offers research-based practices, sample lessons, video examples and resources in the areas of literacy, math, science, arts, technology and homework to support academic enrichment in afterschool.
http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/toolkits/

You for Youth
This website, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your afterschool program practices.
http://y4y.ed.gov/

You for Youth: Aligning to the School Day
This website, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your afterschool program practices.
http://y4y.ed.gov/learn/alignment