California Law Directs More Funds For Summer Learning Programs


Education Week (9/23) reports California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that reprioritizes $120 million of funds from the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to help current after-school programs that want to expand into offering summer programs. The new bill “requires that programs show that they’re actively working to improve based on Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California.” The standards were released the same day that the governor signed the bill along with a guide of examples on how to meet them. The law also removes portions of the education code requiring expanded learning programs to report standardized test scores.