State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2016-17 Webinar
This 17 minute webinar provides an overview of the State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2016-17. The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2016-2017 is a publication that provides an overview of the public investment in expanded learning opportunities in California. This year’s report, and subsequent webinar outlines that expanded learning programs provide after school and summer learning opportunities to nearly 860,000 of California’s students with the greatest needs through over 4,500 expanded learning programs. The report outlines that students who fully participate in high-quality ASES or 21st CCLC after school program gain the equivalent of up to an extra 90 days of school, and experience positive impacts on academic achievement, attendance and positive behaviors, health and nutrition, STEM learning, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). California’s expanded learning infrastructure provides an innovative opportunity to address California’s teacher crisis by providing employment and clinical experience to emerging teachers. While California is ranked number one in after school nationally, the State of the State also documents significant fiscal challenges and unmeet need for expanded learning programs.