Afterschool and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization

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.