We convene, educate and advocate to strengthen the quality and availability of afterschool and summer programs for Texas kids.
Expanding Learning Opportunities in the Lone Star State
TXPOST is excited to release its first report on the state of expanded learning opportunities in Texas. This report includes sections on summer learning, STEM and workforce development, state policy supporting afterschool and summer learning, and an overview of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (ACE). Our goal is to use this as a framework for reporting on the growth of expanded learning opportunities in Texas. Please share this report with your schools, parents and partners- it provides a comprehensive overview of afterschool and summer programming in our state and has multiple infographics to make the case for the importance of expanded learning.
2017 Legislative Session Success
In 2017, TXPOST developed key allies in the community to support and champion afterschool and summer programs. TXPOST worked with Senator Hughes and Representative Ashby to pass Senate Bill 1404, which was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 15, 2017. This bill is designed to increase data collection of voluntary afterschool and summer programs in school districts across the state. Data on participation and activities offered afterschool will be collected. Stay tuned for additional information on the implementation of this bill and its influence on the field of out of school time in the Lone Star State.