Key Topics for Summer Learning

Find resources to help you plan, implement, and support high quality summer learning programs and stop summer slide.

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2017-18 21st CCLC Grantees Announced

On April 11th, the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division released the Intent to award funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC Elementary and Middle School) and 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) programs contingent upon the availability of federal funds, and subject to change based upon the grant appeal process.

How Summer Learning Strengthens Student Success

How Summer Learning Strengthens Students’ Success is an independent evaluation of three Summer Matters pilot programs. The report measures impact on students’ academic achievement – both during the summer months and extending throughout the school year. Analysis of the data concluded high quality summer learning programs in Fresno, Los Angeles and Sacramento have bolstered students’ academic success by strengthening their academic skills in general and literacy skills in particular, and increasing the effectiveness of their work habits and confidence in their abilities as learners.

Summer Learning Loss

Find resources to help you understand and communicate the part summer can play in the achievement gap, the impact of high quality summer learning programs, and more.

Program Quality

Find resources useful for designing, planning and implementing a high quality summer program, including curriculum, evaluation tools, staff development strategies, and more.

Technical Assistance

Find resources to help internal and external technical assistance providers support summer learning programs with training, coaching, consulting, mentoring, facilitation, and brokering resources.

Policy Issues

Find resources to help you advocate for public support for summer learning opportunities and help close the achievement gap

Funding and Sustainability

Find resources to help you fund and support high quality summer learning opportunities through a variety of public funding sources, collaborative partnerships and budget with sustainability in mind.

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