The short name for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program, a federally funded program that supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools
Opportunities that enable students to practice new knowledge and skills in real-life, relevant ways.
The short name for the section of the Code of Federal Regulations titled Education Department General Administrative Regulations, which includes regulations that apply to all grants issued by the U.S. Department of Education (see also: FERPA, one part of EDGAR).
The short name for the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, through which Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This law sets the parameters and purposes for using federal funds to support public education.
One of three purposes of the 21st CCLC program is to provide literacy and related educational development services to family members of students who participate in the 21st CCLC program.
The short name for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which provides guidance about access to student records and protects the privacy of a student's personally identifiable information (PII) (see also: EDGAR, a larger set of regulations that includes FERPA).
The short name for the Government Performance and Results Act, which outlines how program results are measured. Grantees must provide data related to the measures defined for their grant programs, and these data are compiled into annual reports provided to Congress.
Information issued by the U.S. Department of Education that helps practitioners align activities with legislation and regulations; it explains expectations, provides practical information, answers frequently asked questions, and helps to interpret and use many laws and regulations.
Hours outside of the regular school day, and they are often used for student enrichment activities that augment regular school-time instruction. Out-of-school time can occur before or after school, or in the summer.
A system of principles endorsed by a government on which laws, regulations and actions are based.
The short name for the section of the Code of Federal Regulations titled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. It applies to all federal grants, including 21st CCLC, and provides definitions for commonly used terms, offers general guidance, and outlines how funds may or may not be spent.
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