CAN Newsletter – Responding to Attacks in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton

CAN Newsletter

Our country has recently endured great loss and suffering – the CAN team joins the nation in mourning those lost to violence and our condolences go out to the communities affected by the recent tragedies. Like many of you, we’re feeling angry, exhausted, and heartbroken. We take some solace in offering these valuable resources for supporting your students and communities and for doing what you can to fight hate before it turns violent. 

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Did You Miss the Last CAN Newsletter?

Access the CAN newsletter archives to view past newsletters today! Here are some recent highlights:

CDE Important Updates

  • A message fro the CDE-EXLD regarding:  Attendance and Expenditure Revision, Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluation and School Site Substitution Form due dates, After School Support and Information System Contacts update instructions, and Grant Assurances.

CAN Policy Newsletter

  • Get informed about state and federal afterschool updates!

2019 California Expanded Learning Summits

  • Registration is OPEN! Secure your spot today for Bakersfield, Sacramento, or San Diego!