The Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by the Senate earlier today, and it's expected to be signed by President Obama by the end of this week. In addition to maintaining a dedicated funding stream for 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, the new legislation will also make some improvements.
One of these improvements includes a focus on making it easier for schools, the state, and other community resources to communicate and share resources. In addition, new measurements for helping to keep students on track with college and career readiness will be put in place. Overall, it appears that the legislation is a step forward from the out-of-school time policy viewpoint.