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1 Expanded Learning Opportunities Work Group Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium TEGAC Members Involved in Expanded Learning Opportunities Work Group: Seed Funder: KDK-Harman Foundation (Austin) Partner Funder: San Antonio Area Foundation Focus: To ensure the effective implementation of the new Expanded Learning Opportunities Council, created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 with the passage of Senate Bill 503. This exploratory study has been commissioned to support the work of this Council by assessing corporate leaders awareness and attitudes of the OST problem, as well as to identify the kinds of incentives that would motivate corporate support of innovative programming to address the OST challenge statewide. This work will result in a comprehensive research report highlighting high-functioning business models and unearthing best practices among human resource managers currently at the cutting edge of preventing productivity loss during OST time. The report will close by considering the OST time care challenge as a state-wide public policy issue and make programming recommendations relevant to the legislative process in the form of a shorter policy brief. Out of School Time (OST) refers to the time period outside of traditional school schedules and calendars, which for working parents, requires negotiating a logistical labyrinth of options to provide childcare for their school age (K-12) children. This period is an issue of growing importance to employers, in light of the disappearing middle class in today s economic climate, the increasing contingent of single working parents, and larger numbers of working parents returning to the workforce. As the OST challenge increasingly threatens parents workplace productivity, what was once a primarily low-income family problem has emerged as a challenge of importance to a broadening range of stakeholders, including the Texas State Legislature. Policymakers have an important role in helping to incentivize businesses to support the building of a sustainable network of options to maintain worker productivity, both throughout the day, as well as throughout the year. The Texas State Legislature has worked to develop expanded learning opportunities to address the OST challenge, with an eye to raising economic productivity in the face of the nationwide recession, coupled with record numbers of two-earner families returning to the workforce. However, broad cuts in state funds pose a threat to the existence of such programs, as well as the social and academic outcomes for students who demonstrably benefit from such after school programs. During the 2013 session, the Texas Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, Senate Bill 503, creating an Expanded Learning Opportunities Council, comprising 13 members representing various stakeholders, to study and develop a comprehensive statewide action plan concerning expanded learning opportunities for public school students, encompassing the OST challenges iterated above. The Council is charged with identifying core areas needing improvement in this area, as well as identifying programs and services that address expanded learning opportunities. A core measure of The Council s success will be its ability to engage businesses, per Senate Bill 1

2 503's edict. However, there is a dearth of evidence-based, objective research and recommendations to drive the solution development process. Data and Policy Recommendations: Research Partner: George H. W. Bush School at Texas A&M University Deliverable: The work group research partner will produce a report answering two overarching research questions: 1) To what extent are Texas corporations engaged in out of school time programming? What are Texas businesses doing to address OST for their own employees? How can these programs be adapted to other Texas businesses? 2) What would motivate increased engagement by corporations? What is the perception among leadership in the private sector of OST effect on productivity? What are the business justifications for private sector leadership on OST programming? The data collected will highlight five critical knowledge gaps underlying the growing OST challenge for Texas employers and their working parents. First, core challenges of the OST logistical dilemma for working parents will be identified through dissemination of an online survey to collect personal narratives from employees with school age children. Second, both employees and HR managers will be questioned on loss of productivity as a result of managing OST challenge at the individual and company level. Third, corporate leaders will be questioned on their core attitudes and awareness of the OST problem. Fourth, proactive employer strategies engaged to help staff with school-aged children mitigate productivity challenges will be identified. Finally, human resource managers will be asked to provide program exemplars and incentives provided to corporations nationally that they believe represent best practices, as well as probe employers greatest obstacles to implementing such programming. Partners to Promote Policy Recommendations: The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council created by Senate Bill 503 will include a broad array of Texans. According to statute, the Council s membership will include educators, law enforcement, program providers, parents, the business community, and others concerned about making the most of the time kids spend out of school. The Council is also the first such advisory board with a specific statutory requirement to include a representative from philanthropy. The Council is only authorized in statute until 2017, so it is imperative that it get to work quickly to maximize its limited lifespan. The Texas Legislature created the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council with the goal of leveraging the power of communities and volunteers to expand out of school time opportunities for kids. The Council also is a broad and influential group of stakeholders whose input is statutorily required to be delivered to the Texas Legislature. The ELO work group partners area already establishing a positive working relationship with the Texas Education Agency and the Council s 2

3 volunteers, and it is likely that much of the work of the Council can be incorporated into the work group and vice versa. Potential partners include: o Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST) o Regional afterschool associations (Central Texas Afterschool Network, Dallas AfterSchool Network, Fort Worth SPARC, the Greater Waco Afterschool Network, Excel Beyond the Bell SA, South East Texas After-School Association, Texas Coastal Bend After School Association) o Texas Restaurant Association o Texas Association of Manufacturers o Texas Association of Business o Texas Retail Association o After-School Providers o Summer Camps o Charter School Associations o Nonprofits focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) o Texas Education Agency o Parent Teacher Associations o Local and Statewide Latino and African-American Business Associations o Chambers of Commerce o Out-of-school time nonprofit associations (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, YWCAs, Citizen Schools, Communities In Schools, etc.) Policy Making Process: The Texas Legislature only meets for 140 days every other year in Regular Session. However, the Capitol is only one place where public policy is made year round every year. It is almost impossible to get the attention of the hundreds of advocates, reporters, staffers, bureaucrats, think tankers, lobbyists and others who set the policy agenda if you are not involved at every possible step. The Consortium s advocacy partners will ensure that the policy recommendations produced by the research phase of the project are delivered to key policy makers and to those who influence their work. Partners will be carefully selected to ensure a geographically, ethnically, and politically diverse face. Specific opportunities to engage the process in 2014 include: o Participation in interim hearings of the Legislature to present policy recommendations o Participation in meetings of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council and with TEA Commissioner and staff o Outreach to elected officials and committees concerning policy recommendations o Outreach to journalists concerning policy recommendations o Convening of stakeholders to discuss policy recommendations o Social media promotion of policy recommendations Specific opportunities to engage in the process during 2015 Legislative Session: o Participation in 2015 TEGAC Days at the Capitol o Partnership with other foundations to promote common goals based in current and political relevant data o Outreach to elected officials and committees concerning policy recommendations 3

4 o o Invited or public testimony in legislative or other hearings Joint authorship of opinion pieces for newspapers across Texas The Consortium will ensure that participating foundations have a clear message to deliver to the Capitol in This message will also be grounded in pragmatic politics and the best available research to confirm the effectiveness of all proposals. Implementing the Recommendations: Policy change takes many forms. Sometimes legislation will be needed to expand access to and the quality of Expanded Learning Opportunities. However, in many instances, simply partnering with the Texas Education Agency and spreading district best practices can achieve big results. The Consortium views advocacy in the broadest sense of the word and will work to ensure that the policy recommendations are implemented across school districts and state government. Targeted dissemination of the recommendations via advocacy partners will ensure that requests for improved services come from all corners. Texas Tribune Partnership: Each of the TEGAC policy work groups will include a $25,000 grant to support the development of the Texas Tribune s new Public Education Vertical Newsletter, a weekly digest of news and information exclusively dedicated to public education in Texas. The Tribune s public education vertical newsletter will serve as the primary source of objective data on public education policy and issues from across the state. Timeline: October-November 2013 Secure commitments from Seed and Partner Funders; Policy work groups are confirmed February 28 Announce research grant February through May 2014 Research implemented to identify revenue neutral policy recommendations June 1 Research reports deadline June 5 Convene foundation partners; Foundation partners examine recommendations June 10 - Advocacy Grants RFP announced July 1 Advocacy Grants RFP due July 10 Announce advocacy grants July 2014 through July 2015 Advocacy grants implemented (year-long grant period) July December 2014 Dissemination of research; Communications and advocacy campaigns implemented 4

5 September December 2014 Foundations meet with policymakers January Legislative Session begins January May 2015 Visits with legislators; communications and advocacy campaigns implemented; Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Day 2015 (February 2015) Expanded Learning Opportunities Work Group Budget: Revenue Seed Funders 50,000) $50,000 Partner Funders 10,000 and 5,000) $45,000 Total Revenue $95,000 Project Expenses Research Grant Bush School at Texas A&M $30,000 Advocacy Grants $25,000 Texas Tribune Grant $25,000 ELO Council convening costs (travel, food, meeting venues, etc) $5,000 Total Expenses $85,000 5

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