Building on strong momentum from last session, Chairwoman Alice Peisch, Joint Committee on Education, refiled bold legislation to vastly increase the number of students across the Commonwealth accessing high quality summer learning opportunities. Nineteen representatives have signed on as co-sponsors.
House Bill 2868, formerly known as House Bill 4033, would establish a pilot grant program to expand research-based summer learning in districts with high concentrations of low-income students. The bill features a cost-sharing agreement that would leverage support among the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, local school districts, private funders, and non-profit institutions.
There will be a Legislative Briefing on March 16th in Room 350 at 10:30am to discuss the implications of the bill, and to share national findings from the largest study to date on the effects of summer learning. The full bill text is below.