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After-School Cuts on the Table in Congress

Federal funding for after-school and expanded-learning programs are in play again during these dizzying final weeks before Congress breaks for summer recess.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants (CCLC), the main source of federal funding for after-school programs, would either be cut, eliminated, remain at its current level or possibly—but improbably—increased, under four bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

As Education Week’s Lauren Camera reported yesterday, the Senate is expected to vote as early as Wednesday of this week on its version of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.