Supporting Student Success

In May 2007, Ohio was one of the six states to be awarded a grant entitled Supporting Student Success (S3): The Promise of Extended Learning Opportunities.  This grant was made available through a joint initiative of the National Governors Association for Best Practices, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the council of Chief State School Officers, and the C. S. Mott Foundation.  The agencies responsible for managing grant implementation within Ohio subcontracted CAYCI researchers to 1) examine the funding available to support extended learning opportunities (ELOs), and 2) explore, in depth, an exemplar school  that was effectively creating ELOs.  ELOs are educational and positive youth development programs, services, or activities that take place during out of school time (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2005).  Findings from both components of this project underscored the importance of providing ELOs while also calling attention to challenges related to funding and program infrastructure.  The executive summaries of the evaluation’s Part One (Ohio’s Resources for ELOs) and Part Two (Extending, Accelerating,& Connecting Learning)  describe these findings in more detail.


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