CAN Newsletter – August 4, 2017
California Dream’n – a statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium took place on October 20 - 21 in Sacramento, CA. This event was intended to be a convening of site coordinators, for site coordinators. While multiple levels of leadership in Expanded Learning were be present, the symposium focused on the innovation that occurs every day in expanded learning sites across California.
The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2016-2017 provides an overview of the public investment in expanded learning
There has been some good news for statewide and national expanded learning programs this year. After many years of advocacy, California’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program saw a $50 million
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, in partnership with Informing Change, just released it final evaluation of their investment in expanded learning. ”Over the course of seven years, the Packard Foundation invested in after-school and summer programs and the systems that support those programs to deliver quality learning experiences across California…” The report, Evaluating Our Seven Year Investment in Expanded Learning, “highlights the impact that a shorter-term catalytic investment can have on bringing change and strengthening a field. The comprehensive evaluation is particularly relevant for expanded learning field leaders in California to understand the impact and future opportunities, and for funders who are shaping strategic investments in a field.” Read more about the report and its findings, here.
The Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) recently released the blog “Afterschool Change Maker: An Interview with Terry Peterson.” Terry Peterson, Board Chair of the Afterschool Alliance, helped develop nationwide education improvement strategies such as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program while he was Chief Education advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education. Mr. Peterson has been a leader and champion in the afterschool movement for years. LIAS conducted a video interview with Mr. Peterson after the 2016 elections. View a video of the interview or access a written summary here.