By: Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D. and Felicia Simpson, Ed.S.
Research supports the growing potential of summer and afterschool opportunities and Partnerships to facilitate academic recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic. Learning losses, health issues, parents losing their jobs, lack of socialization, lack of childcare, and food insecurity are impacting every community, school,
and state during these unprecedented challenges. A growing body of research
and best practices show how quality afterschool and summer opportunities can
help address some of the negative impacts of Covid-19.
A visit to a top-performing high school near here by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been an eye-opening experience which may well see several initiatives undertaken there being considered for schools back home.
By Terry Peterson, Editor, Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success and
Felicia Simpson, experienced Alabama education leader, including now with the
Alabama Afterschool and Community Education Network
Decisions, both personal and professional, are a part of life and we will either reap the benefits of those
that are correct or feel the pain of those that are not. Those decisions can range from the routine and
mundane to the critically important and unfortunately in our human nature we are subject to human