The State-by-State Financial Capability Survey, which surveyed more than 25,000 respondents, was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, other federal agencies and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. The State-by-State Survey found a significant disparity in financial capability across state lines and demographic groups: Citizens of California, Massachusetts and New […] Read More


Teenagers Are Wired for Peer Approval, Study Says

Joe Booth | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It’s true: Adolescents really do want to jump off a bridge just because their friends are doing it. But new research suggests changes in how teenagers view risks and rewards around their peers are not only a critical part of their development, but may also provide a key to motivating them. Full article. Read More

Career & College Clubs, a program of ALL Management Corporation, is proud to re-launch California’s premier program focused exclusively on educating middle school students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to succeed in high school, college, and life. Full article. Read More

The evidence base strongly supports deploying afterschool and summer programs and partnerships to develop students’ readiness skills for enrolling in post-secondary education and for joining the workforce Full article. Read More

Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to reduce the persistent and unacceptably high dropout rate across America. While a range of strategies is needed to improve the high school graduation rate, one especially promising tool is that of quality afterschool and summer learning programs. These programs routinely incorporate strategies that complement and align well with […] Read More


Research shows that high quality afterschool programs can lead to increased Attendance, Behavior and improved Coursework. This means that students participating in a high quality afterschool program went to school more, behaved better, received better grades and did better on tests. These ABCs are critical factors to student engagement and achievement. Infographic. Read More

Report by California AfterSchool Network and UC Davis School of Education CRESS Center outlines the state and federal investment in expanded learning programs in California; describes the expanded learning workforce; illustrates how investment in these programs generates increased federal, foundation, and local investment; and highlights the promise and current unmet need for expanded learning programs […] Read More


Starting the college talk as early as 9th grade can make a big difference in students’ likelihood of enrolling, yet just 18 percent of high school freshmen had spoken to a counselor about college, a new report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows. Full article. Read More

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) today issued a new report titled Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations. The report results from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force mandated to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. Full report. Read More


Ed. Funders Giving More to Same Few, Studies Show

Joe Booth | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

As more and more foundation money floods into K-12 education, it is being channeled to fewer and fewer groups, according to new research presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting here last week. Full article. Read More