MAI, in partnership with Research for Action (RFA), commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, summarized the evidence on the effectiveness of out of school time programs within the context of the Every Student Succeeds Act. "Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act," reviews research from 2000 to 2017 and finds 128 afterschool programs with research that meets the requirements of ESSA’s top three tiers. Download the final report here!

Education & STEAM

Partnership for Equity and Education Rights (PEER)
Funder: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Project Time Period: 2018-Present

Project Category: Education & STEAM/Advocacy/Formative Evaluation

About PEER: Partnership for Equity and Education Rights (PEER) is a network designed to strengthen partnerships and coordinated efforts between legal, policy and grassroots advocates to advance national and state-level conversations around the increasing inequality in schools and make policy advances that promote excellent educational opportunities for all children.

The Work: MAI is currently engaged with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law on a formative evaluation of PEER. The evaluation focuses on the development of the PEER network and how PEER is facilitating educational equity partnerships among legal aid, policy and grassroots advocacy organizations participating in the network. The evaluation approach is developmental and is focusing on documenting how the network was built out, identifying what is working and what is not, and will be used to inform and refine PEER’s approach.