Expanded learning programs emphasize hands-on learning and provide more time before and after school, as well as during summer break, for students to grasp difficult concepts. These programs can be crucial in helping to close the achievement and experience gaps between low-income students and their higher-income peers.
The reimbursement rate for program providers has not increased in 10 years.
Summer programs can stem learning loss while students are out of school.
Social Justice Humanitas Academy in San Fernando Valley is considered a model community school.
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.
Students, who are supported by after-school staff, can earn college credits.
California likely to see a slight increase in federal funds.
The district is part of a growing national movement that is "catching on" in California.
The program was aimed at helping students become proficient in English.
Advocates are encouraged that the program is receiving bipartisan support.
An increase in employee costs are straining budgets.
The national trend is not catching on in California, the study found.
California received more than $127 million for programs in 2014-15.
Retaining and attracting quality staff is difficult, respondents say.
A congressional committee is considering eliminating federal funding.