The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (or ESEA, and formerly No Child Left Behind (NCLB)) provides afterschool advocates an opportunity to influence the legislation that authorizes several significant funding streams for afterschool, before school and summer learning programs. The first link below includes information on ESEA efforts in the Senate, House, and by the Administration. The second link takes you to recommendations and insight from the afterschool field regarding the ESEA process.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that advancements are made for children through the support of effective afterschool, before school and summer learning programs in the ESEA reauthorization process. As part of this effort, this resource provides advocates with important background information on ESEA policy initiatives, the latest news updates, advocacy tips and materials to take action.
|Making Afterschool an Election Issue||Policy and Action Center: Take Action|
|Congressional Caucuses||Policy & Action Center - Main|
|Afterschool in Your State||Race to the Top Fund|
|State Budget Process||Governors' Children's Cabinets|
|Success Stories on Afterschool and Economic Recovery||Afterschool in Rural Communities: The Investment in Afterschool Programs Act|
|Education Reform Opportunities in ARRA||State Policy - State Budget Process|
|State Policy||State Policy - Legislation|
|State Policy Trends||State Policy-Ballot Initiatives|
|Sample Letter from 21st CCLC or Other Programs||Sample Letter from a Parent|
|Ask the Candidates about Their Position on Afterschool||Sample Letter to the President|
|Sample Script for Calling the White House||Sample Script for Calling Congress|
|Tips on Writing Letters-to-the-Editor||Lights On Afterschool Gallery|
|Lights On Afterschool Gallery||Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth (2013)|