Spring 2017 Afterschool Matters Journal focuses on key OST issues

October 10, 2017

ASMSpring2017"As a new administration sets out its priorities for the next four years, it’s time to take stock of the role of out-of-school time (OST) programming in the larger ecosystem of healthy child and youth development," Georgia Hall, Ph.D., managing editor of Afterschool Matters, writes in her column in the Spring 2017 issue. "What value does OST add in fulfilling our local, state, and national goals? No matter what priorities might be imposed from outside the field, those of us who live and breathe OST know that our contribution goes far beyond better grades and test scores."

Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. It is part of the Afterschool Matters Initiative and is published two to three times per year by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation. More about Afterschool Matters, including links to current and past issues of the journal, is available at niost.org/afterschoolmattersjournal.


    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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