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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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In February 2009, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) released a report entitled The Federal Role in Out-of-School Learning: After School, Summer Learning, and Family Involvement as Critical Learning Supports. (Read this report online.)

Commissioned by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), our report called for federal provision of out-of-school complementary learning supports from birth through high school, particularly for poor children, so that all students gain the skills that economists, educators, and employers agree are necessary for success in the 21st century.

One year later, the CEP has released its recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). One of CEP’s 10 recommendations is to implement a complementary learning approach to education, which includes establishing a coherent partnership among K–12 education, early childhood education, and out-of-school learning.

We at HFRP are thrilled that our research will assist policymakers as they make informed, evidence-based decisions while debating the reauthorization of the ESEA. You can read more about CEP’s 10 recommendations, along with their five principles for revamping the federal role in K–12 education, in their new paper entitled Better Federal Policies Leading to Better Schools.

Go to Better Federal Policies Leading to Better Schools on the CEP’s website.

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