Mayors Call For Expanded Learning
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The After-School Corporation |
The US Conference of Mayors calls for investments in school-community partnerships to support “full day” learning.
The US Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling on federal, state and local governments to invest in coordinated, expanded learning or “full day” strategies that integrate community after-school programs and organizations into the school day. The mayors voted to support a strategy of building city-wide systems so that all students in grades kindergarten through high school can learn from after-school experiences that are aligned with the school day; provided by well-trained staff; and evaluated for their benefits to kids. The mayors also called for nonprofit intermediary organizations and public/private partnerships to coordinate schools and community organizations within cities to give more kids access to strong, expanded learning programs.
The resolution was co-sponsored by mayors David N. Cicilline of Providence, Sheila Dixon of Baltimore and Gavin Newsom of San Francisco.