OSBA partner's report draws attention to afterschool, summer learning value
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Oregon After School For Kids, an Oregon-based organization that specializes in afterschool and summer learning programs for students, released a report titled the “State of Access and Equity of Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs in Oregon.” The report, the result of two years of research, was unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 15, in a Capitol news conference.
House Majority Leader Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, attended the event and spoke on behalf of the kinds of programs the report detailed. She added that afterschool and summer learning programs closely align with the Student Success Act’s goals. She has long been a strong advocate for summer learning and was co-chair of the committee that created the 2019 act, which promises roughly $1 billion a year for preK-12 public education.
The report offers recommendations for increased afterschool program access, and the report also maps more than 1,200 programs in the state with data about their operations and their limitations.
OregonASK has been a strong OSBA partner, and the report outlines options for school districts to consider in addressing all students’ needs.