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How is your child learning beyond the school day? Expanded Learning Opportunities include before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students.
Is your child among the nearly 1 million students included in the 10 CORE Districts? This system to improve schools will focus on academic preparedness, social-emotional skills, the culture and climate of a school, and collaborative learning from each other.
Want to improve your child's school? Follow the money. By law, your school district needs you to be involved in how funds are budgeted and used through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
The Summer Matters campaign focuses on creating and expanding access to high-quality summer learning opportunities for all California students to prevent the devastating effects of summer learning loss – the loss of academic skills over summer break.
Not sure how to prevent "summer slide" – the loss of academic skills over summer break? For help, visit your local public library to help open up new worlds, spark imagination, develop critical thinking, and prepare and support youths in school and life.
In the often overwhelming world of school choice, there are public, private, and charters. How do you decide which type of school is right for your child?
Summer planning for kids is tricky: how's a parent to find top-notch camps and classes sight unseen? These expert tips help separate the best summer programs from the rest.
In an exclusive adaptation from her new book, "The Smartest Kids in the World," Amanda Ripley encapsulates her three years studying high-performing schools around the globe into a few powerful guidelines.
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