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Displaying items by tag: The Wallace Foundation

According to the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Alliance, youth need a system of supports that enables healthy development, meets student needs and addresses learning barriers. Cross-sector collaborations are one way to provide these much-needed supports.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 09:24

Adapting SEL Programs to Your OST Program

While the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL) and out-of-school time (OST) programming are well-aligned, relatively few OST programs focus primarily on developing SEL skills.

Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs arose from a desire to better understand how organizations have scaled up social programs through partnerships.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:53

Your Guide to Summer Learning Recruitment

Research shows that students with high attendance in quality summer learning programs gain an advantage in math and reading—but getting kids to sign up for voluntary learning programs isn't easy.

Mayors and city councilmembers could be your best advocates. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:52

Raising the Barre for Arts Programs

Multidisciplinary afterschool programs can create and manage high-quality arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a new study funded by The Wallace Foundation.

"Organizations with strong financial management are better able to fulfill their missions and deliver high-quality services." —The Wallace Foundation

The arts are powerful tools for learning in any setting, inside and outside the classroom. Yet when you bring the arts to kids outside of the demands of the school day, their imaginations light up. They use the arts as a creative gateway to success.

Emerging best practices in out-of-school-time (OST) are well aligned with the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL), but few SEL programs are designed for OST environments.

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