Attending school regularly is essential to students gaining the academic, social, and emotional skills they need to thrive. Chronic absence, no matter its cause, has real-life consequences for students, families,
Since the pandemic-induced nationwide school closings in spring 2020, educators and researchers have been tracking children’s academic progress. Now, over two years later, several key metrics paint a concerning picture.
At the beginning of the pandemic in Summer 2020, After School Matters established a multi-year research partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to better understand teen experiences, instructor
State child care licensing requirements establish baseline health and safety standards and set minimum professional development requirements for program staff. Licensing regulations are often framed around the developmental needs of