Year-Round Learning: Linking School, Afterschool, and Summer Learning to Support Student Success
This brief introduces and analyzes one approach to expanded learning that provides students—often in distressed areas—with access to quality learning environments across the year, through what we call year-round learning.
Year-round learning consists of intentional, community-based efforts to connect school, afterschool, and summer learning to support positive youth outcomes, develop continuous learning pathways, and provide equitable opportunities for both students and families.
Year-Round Learning: Linking School, Afterschool, and Summer Learning to Support Student Success, examines the efforts of initiatives that are approaching learning time in new ways and bringing community resources together to provide year-round learning environments. The brief discusses:
Different configurations of year-round learning
Common principles used by programs and initiatives doing this work
Early lessons from these initiatives
Profiles of six programs and initiatives illustrating themes discussed in this brief