Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

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Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community collaboration and secure data sharing and the unique role that state policymakers play in making these partnerships possible.


For more information on school-community collaboration and data sharing, see these DQC resources:

  • An infographic and video showing what is possible when schools and OST programs collaborate and securely share information to support student learning.
  • A summer blog series showcasing examples of effective school-community collaboration from across the country.