Before and Beyond the Bell
BEFORE AND BEYOND THE BELL
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Research shows that regular participation in high quality early child care and out-of-school time (OST) programs can have a significant and positive impact on children’s academic performance as well as on their social and emotional well-being.
This segment of the State of Education in Nebraska explores how these early care and OST learning programs are making a difference in the lives of Nebraska children and how viewers can get involved to support school-community partnerships in their communities. National and state leaders discuss how these programs provide Nebraska youth with the opportunities they need to thrive in school and in life. Also, two panels of Nebraska community leaders share examples of activities that are taking place right now in communities across our state.
Nebraska's 2012 graduation rate tied for third highest in the nation. But there is still cause for concern with the graduation gap among student subgroups.
"Today’s economy demands that we provide all our youth with all the opportunities they need to be successful in school. Research shows that regular participation in high quality expanded learning time programs that build on rather than replace Nebraska’s quality public and private schools can have a dramatic, positive impact on participating youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds."
— Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of
School Community Partnerships at the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
EARLY CARE AND AFTERSCHOOL
Early Childhood Experiences
and Academic Performance
First Five Nebraska’s printable document on the importance of early care and learning.
Morton Middle School:
Expanded Learning Opportunities for Young Minds
See how Morton Middle School's Panther Pack extended-day program provides academic and emotional support for children of working families from all socioeconomic backgrounds in this video from NElovesPS.
Dr. Robert L. Whitehouse
UNL Board of Regents, Papillion. Educational Consultant & retired Principal, Omaha Bryan Senior H.S.
|Dr. Helen Raikes|
Department of Child, Youth & Family Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln Center on Children, Families & the Law Associate
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Program Director, Learning Beyond the Classroom Initiative
The Wallace Foundation Initiative Manager
|Dr. Roger Breed|
Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner
Institute for Educational Leadership President; Coalition for Community Schools Director
Educare Executive Director
|Dr. Steve Joel|
Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent
|Dr. Marty Mahler|
Nebraska P-16 Initiative Executive Director
|Lea Ann Johnson|
Lincoln Community Learning Centers (CLC) Initiative Coordinator
Lincoln Community Foundation President
Nebraska Trucking Association President
|Thomas Warren, Sr.|
President / CEO, Urban League of Nebraska
United Way of Lincoln & Lancaster County, Senior Director of Community Impact / Readers, Tutors and Mentors Project
Lincoln Community Learning Center
Omaha Morton Middle School Community Learning Center
Multiple Students, Length = 7:39
|American Graduate is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in partnership with America's Promise Alliance, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.|