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21st Century Community Learning Center

Information about the Cohort 10 Elementary/Middle School Request for Application

This memo describes the 21st CCLC request for applications (RFA) for elementary and middle school students. It is intended to provide updates about the new RFA and as an application planning tool that can be shared by teams, potential partners, and stakeholders. This document is not produced by the California Department of Education (CDE), so details should be verified in the official RFA that can be found here.

Collaborate to Innovate: Advance Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through K-12 and Expanded Learning Partnerships

Collaborate to Innovate describes the opportunities for collaboration created by new K-12 standards and the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs in California. The document outlines specific strategies and resources to support K-12 and expanded learning collaboration to advance high-quality STEM learning.

Engineering a Strong Summer STEM Program

The brief documents why and how STEM education can be successfully integrated into summer learning programs, and the significant positive impacts it can have on students and staff.

The Summer STEM Project, led by the Partnership for Children and Youth, guided school district and community partners in order to design and improve learning programs that taught STEM skills. The Summer STEM Brief collects the data from this ground-breaking three-year initiative, and offers best practices, lessons learned, and resources to help districts implement STEM learning in their summer programs.