CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Bidders' Conference is scheduled for Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Days Inn Conference Center in Flatwoods.
Participants will learn how to apply for funding to operate after-school, summer and weekend programs to assist student learning and development. Attendance is mandatory for organizations applying for 21st CCLC funding.
The West Virginia Department of Education will award grants to eligible public and private organizations that support the implementation of community learning centers. Eligible applicants include schools and school systems, non-profit agencies, city and county agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, for-profit corporations, among others.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center program supports local community learning centers that provide academic opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low performing schools that have not met adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Such programs should meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects; offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offer literacy and other educational services to families of participating children.
For more information, contact Chuck Heinlein in the Office of School Improvement at 304-558-3199 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.
--The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are committed to ensuring all students in the state are college and career ready when they graduate from a public school. What West Virginia students are learning in school exceeds national and international standards. Through the WVDE’s 21st century learning plan called “Global21: Students deserve it. The world demands it.,” West Virginia is seeing better student performance on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2); the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams; the job skills assessment called Work Keys given to career and technical education students; and in a high school graduation rate that exceeds the national average.
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