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School Districts investing heavily in Summer Matters

posted Nov 19, 2014, 9:17 AM by Gary Jones

As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of the first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding summer programming via Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).

From large urban areas like Sacramento and Oakland, to rural and suburban areas like Salinas and Stockton, more than 50 out of the 60 school districts surveyed across California will be utilizing additional funding from the state to expand or add high-quality summer programming. The Summer Matters Campaign identified the trend as a sign that school districts are increasingly recognizing summer learning as a necessary component of any strategy to advance critical educational initiatives, from social-emotional learning, to Common Core, to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), to literacy.

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