After- or extended-school programs provide supplementary assistance to local reform efforts in raising academic achievement in core subject areas.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Council
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council (ELO Council) was established by the 83rd Texas Legislature’s Senate Bill 503 and codified in Texas Education Code Chapter §33.251-260. The ELO Council authorizes the study of issues that relate to expanding learning opportunities and reviewing programs outside of the regular school day. The council plans to develop a comprehensive statewide action plan that focuses on innovative, hands-on learning approaches to complement current school curriculum by Nov. 1, 2014. They will propose updates on implementation and recommendations by Nov. 1, 2016.
- Press release
- Contact the council
- 2016-2017 Statewide Strategic Plan
- Agenda, July 24, 2014
- Agenda, May 2, 2014
- Presentation: Dr. Terry Peterson, Senior Fellow at the College of Charleston and Chairman of the Afterschool Alliance
- Presentation: Molly Clayton, Executive Director, Texas Partnerships for Out of School Time (TXPOST)
- Presentation: Kristin Nafziger, Executive Vice President for Emerging Practices, Edvance Research, Inc.
- Meeting notes
For additional information, contact:
Division of Federal and State Education Policy