ESSA │Afterschool and Expanded Learning
How students spend time outside of the classroom—before and after school and during breaks and summer vacation—has a tremendous impact on what they achieve in school and in life. Quality expanded learning opportunities extend learning and positive youth development beyond the school bell and engage students who might otherwise be left behind. There are opportunities in ESSA for states to fund innovative programs to create, strengthen, or maintain quality extended learning opportunities.
AIR's work in the afterschool and expanded learning field supports the creation, evaluation, improvement, and maintenance of high-quality afterschool and expanded learning programs in a variety of ways.