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.
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