Research Updates

TXPOST seeks a STEM Capacity Building Consultant!

TXPOST is currently seeking a STEM Capacity Building Consultant to work on STEM system building across the state. TXPOST is committed to integrating STEM into expanded learning systems and afterschool and summer initiatives and programs across the state. The STEM Capacity Building Consultant will work closely with the TXPOST staff to build partnerships, coordinate events and professional development, and consistently meet project deliverables.

21st CCLC Cycle 9 Request for Applications Released! 

TEA has released the Request for Applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 9. The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is assist students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in core subjects, such as reading and mathematics, by providing the students with opportunities for academic enrichment activities and appropriate supplemental activities during non-school hours or periods when school is

TXPOST and Texas ACE partner to offer EPIC Lights on Afterschool Adventure Contest! 

On October 22, we will celebrate the 16th annual Lights on Afterschool. This is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. TXPOST is excited to partner with Texas ACE programs to offer a statewide photo contest open to all afterschool programs. For more information on this exciting competition click here.

Austin Metro Area: 2014 Summer Learning Report Card 

In September 2014, the Austin community with the generous support of the KDK Harman Foundation, commissioned the E3 Alliance and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to conduct a landscape assessment of summer learning program in the greater metropolitan area. For a copy of the report, click here.

Job Announcement- Marble Falls ACE Program 

The Marble Falls ACE Program is seeking a Site Coordinator. To learn more and apply click here.

2015 ELO Day at the Texas Capitol Recap

Thank you for joining us for the
2015 ELO Day at the Texas Capitol!


The 2015 ELO Day at the Capitol had over 140 advocates in attendance and we visited about 150 legislative offices!

The rally at ELO Day on February 26th was a great success and generated important press coverage on expanded learning opportunities issues from Austin-based news channels KEYE, KUTX, and KXAN.

ELO Day Event Resources

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday, February 26th in Austin, TX for the 2015 ELO Day at the Capitol.

This page lists several important resources for ELO Day that we recommend you review prior to attending, for more information please contact

2015 TXPOST Legislative Agenda

TXPOST has been working tirelessly to develop our advocacy strategies that could increase the quality and availability of out of school time programs in Texas.

For the 84th Texas Legislative Session, we will advocate for creating dedicated state funding streams to support OST programs.

Here are TXPOST’s three legislative priorities:

1. TXPOST supports a $100 million per fiscal year investment to support the ELO Council’s recommendation to create a Texas Expanded Learning Initiative.

ELO Council Report: 2016-2017 Statewide Strategic Plan for Expanded Learning Opportunities

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, TXPOST worked to pass Senate Bill 503 which established the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council that makes recommendations to improve access to and quality of afterschool, summer and extended learning time programs in Texas. Over the past several months, TXPOST has played a supporting role to the Council by providing research, contacts and other resources to aid Council members in the development of their recommendations.