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Every Hour Counts Messaging Resources

25 Oct 2013
These documents include: an overview of Every Hour Counts, messages on the value of systems and intermediaries, results of expanded-learning systems, a glimpse at expanded-learning systems in action, and FAQ.

Every Hour Counts Messaging: Expanded Learning Systems in Action

11 Mar 2014

An overview of the work our partners are doing to build community partnerships and collaborate with local institutions in order to improve quality in expanded learning programs citywide.

Every Hour Counts Messaging: Results

28 Oct 2013
Expanded-learning systems produce measurable results. This summary includes data on attendance and graduation rates, academic performance, and social and emotional learning.

Every Hour Counts Messaging: The Value of Systems and Intermediaries

28 Oct 2013
A brief explaining the role of expanded-learning systems in supporting student success, with illustrating examples.

Every Hour Counts November e-news

2 Dec 2013
Our latest newsletter features new messaging resources to help you explain the value of expanded-learning systems and intermediaries, upcoming webinars, and publications and videos on community schools, arts programming for tweens, and the scope of the opportunity gap.

Every Hour Counts Overview

28 Oct 2013

An overview of the national Every Hour Counts coalition.

Every Hour Counts System-Building Institute: Summary Report

27 Aug 2015, Every Hour Counts
A summary report of the peer-learning institute hosted by Every Hour Counts for 25 community teams in Oakland, CA on March 26-27, 2015.

Around the country, interest is growing in developing coordinated systems of after-school programming to expand students’ access to high-quality learning opportunities beyond the school day, and to help equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. On March 26-27, 2015, more than 140 people from 25 communities gathered in Oakland, CA, to discuss the essential elements of expanded-learning systems. Leaders in system-building and citywide coordination presented sessions on quality, data, operations, partnership building, and advocacy, and teams of diverse stakeholders from around the country shared their challenges, offered lessons learned, and began planning next steps to take home and implement in their communities.

"From Idea to Action: An Institute for Building Expanded-Learning Systems," was hosted by Every Hour Counts, in partnership with the Partnership for Children and Youth and with generous support from The Wallace Foundation. This document offers a summary of system-building strategies, lessons learned, and challenges that were discussed over the two-day institute.

Every Hour Counts System-Building Institute: Summary Report

27 Aug 2015, Every Hour Counts
A summary report of the peer-learning institute hosted by Every Hour Counts for 25 community teams in Oakland, CA, on March 26-27, 2015.

Around the country, interest is growing in developing coordinated systems of after-school programming to expand students’ access to high-quality learning opportunities beyond the school day, and to help equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. On March 26-27, 2015, more than 140 people from 25 communities across the system-building spectrum gathered in Oakland, CA, to discuss the essential elements of expanded-learning systems. Leaders in system-building and citywide coordination presented sessions on quality, data, operations, partnership building, and advocacy, and teams of diverse stakeholders from around the country shared their challenges, offered lessons learned, and began planning next steps to take home and implement in their communities.

"From Idea to Action: An Institute for Building Expanded-Learning Systems," was hosted by Every Hour Counts, in partnership with the Partnership for Children and Youth, and with generous support from The Wallace Foundation. This document offers a summary of system-building strategies, lessons learned, and challenges that were discussed over the two-day institute.

Every Hour Counts Ten-Year Convening Report

9 Jun 2016
Ten years ago, the national coalition, Every Hour Counts, was formed at a convening of accomplished intermediary leaders and prominent funders in the after-school field. A decade later, funders and practitioners came together once again to reflect on the state of our field and begin to chart a course for its future. This report provides an overview of major developments in the expanded-learning field in the last ten years, and sets forth a vision for the future. The report describes the pressing social issues that impact student learning, including poverty and inequity, and examine the ways in which expanded learning can help remove some of the associated barriers.

Every Hour Counts Ten-Year Convening: Lessons from a Decade in the Expanded-Learning Field and Insights for the Future

27 Sep 2016
"Ten years ago, a group of intermediary leaders and prominent funders came together to create a shared vision for the afterschool field and develop a standard of success for citywide expanded-learning intermediaries. That meeting, the genesis of the national coalition that became Every Hour Counts, helped guide our work throughout the past decade." Read our article in the Fall 2016 issue of AfterSchool Today that shares highlights from our 10-Year Convening Report on equity, social and emotional learning, summer as a vehicle for innovative collaboration with K-12, and improving school climate.

Expanded Learning: The New Key to Increase Student Achievement

10 Sep 2013, Jamaal Abdul-Alim

An article in Youth Today, featuring ExpandED Schools by TASC and the Partnership for Children and Youth, emphasizes partnership, data-sharing, and professional development to help providers increase student achievement.

From Idea to Action: An Institute for Building Expanded-Learning Systems

5 Jun 2014
A summary report of the peer-learning institute hosted by Every Hour Counts for 25 city teams in Baltimore, MD, on May 13-14, 2014.

Frontiers in Urban Science Education (FUSE) Resource Guide

28 May 2010, CBASS
This resource guide offers strategies to advance informal science education in after-school.

FUSE Resource Guide

4 Mar 2014

Strategies to advance informal STEM education in expanded learning settings.

High School Fact Sheet

12 Feb 2010, CBASS
High-quality after-school and summer programs can bolster young people’s engagement in school and improve their chances to graduate and achieve success in college and careers.
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