Helping Students and Parents Get Back to School and Work with Expanded Learning

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The California Budget and Policy Center has released a new fact sheet to show while demand for quality expanded learning programs and the needs of the expanded learning workforce were rising even before the pandemic, state funding stalled. COVID-19, however, has shown just how important expanded learning programs are for youth and the integral role they are playing in supporting students and parents making the return to school and work. Policymakers can make long-term and sustainable investments in expanded learning that support students’ academic and social-emotional development as well as families’ caregiving needs.