From Afterschool Alliance:
This morning, Congress released the Every Student Succeeds Act—compromise legislation that will reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—and I am thrilled to report that it includes a dedicated funding stream for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC). Because of your advocacy, we are closer to preserving high quality afterschool and summer learning programs for millions of students.

While we applaud the efforts of the conference committee in preserving and improving 21st CCLC, our work is far from over. We urge the House and the Senate to approve the bill and President Obama to sign it into law. And if the law is passed, we can celebrate the preservation of a program that provides local school-community partnerships with the resources and flexibility they need to help millions of students and their families. More…