"Expanded learning opportunties" (ELOs) is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of inititatives to provide students additional opportunties for academic support and enrichment, mentoring, recreation, character educationa nd other devlopment activities. ELOs include before- and after-school program, Saturday, wekeend, and summer programs, and extended day and year initiatives. For ELOs to affect student achievement, it is important that they're high quality. Such program provide a break fromt raditional classroom instruction and feature a mix of academic and enrichment activties that boost both academic and important nonacademic (e.g. leadership, socal, emotional) skills.
In addition to ELOs, this page covers other pertinent time and learning issues for state legislators, including four day school weeks, summer programs, and extended day and year prorgams.