This session was originally held on December 12, 2016.
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) held a Virtual Winter Quarterly Meeting on December 12. A portion of the meeting provided an overview of ESSA: A New Era for Education and Afterschool in Pennsylvania. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the new K-12 federal education law, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. Learn more about how ESSA can be an avenue of opportunity for out-of-school time (OST) programs. In addition, this session provided information on how to support 21st Century Community Learning Centers and how to reach out to decision-makers and other essential skills needed to make the case for OST and ESSA.