The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs

For perspectives on the multiple benefits of Out of School (OST) time programs for both students and families, download The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs (OST) from the Wallace Foundation. Check out pages 6 – 10 for information linking OST program content to primary and secondary student outcomes. 

Peace Learning Center: Introduction to Restorative Practices 

Download Introduction to Restorative Practices from Peace Learning Center for additional insights into the benefits of circles and the need for Principal and administration vision, staff buy in and professional development to support the effort.  

Wallace Foundation: Summer Learning Recruitment Guide

Research shows that students with high attendance during summer learning experience higher learning outcomes in math and ELA, but getting kids to sign up for voluntary summer learning programs isn’t easy. Launch a summer learning district-focused recruitment effort with the Summer Learning Recruitment Guide from the Wallace Foundation.   

Home Visits

FutureEd’s home-visit guide will help schools set up a practice across grades.

A Guide to Using, “Attendance Playbook: Smart Strategies for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era”

In addition, their guide to using the Attendance Playbook, is a companion to the updated playbook and helps educators focus supports to groups of students who need additional help to overcome barriers to attendance and participation. It offers general ideas and tools, as well as charts and checklists, to determine what interventions to try with students …

New York State: Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has their Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework, intended to help all stakeholders incorporate four high leverage CR-SE strategies.   School leaders should reference page 34 for inclusive curriculum guidelines.   District leaders should reference page 39 for inclusive curriculum guidelines. 

It’s About Time: Lessons from Expanded Learning Time

Partnering with external or replicating high-quality afterschool programs provides students with opportunities for academic supports and enrichment that lead to positive outcomes. Learn from It’s About Time, a report capturing the extended school day experiences of Meriden, CT and their positive outcomes.

High-Dosage Tutoring: Recruiting, Selecting and Training Guides

Choosing the right people for the job is critical: tutors’ values should align with your own and tutors’ skills should be suited to their work.  This toolkit has strategies and tools for tutors for recruiting, selecting and training tutors. 

Session Structure for High-Dosage Tutoring from the National Student Support Accelerator

Similar to classroom instruction, tutoring sessions should be carefully planned, proactive and relate to the grade-level content students are learning in the classroom. Help leaders guide tutors to have consistent structure and flow in their tutoring session design using this exemplar tutoring session structure from the National Student Support Accelerator.