Communities in California and around the country are implementing learning hubs to provide in-person education supports to students who are distance learning. In this brief, we explore a prevalent learning hub model and raise considerations for local policymakers, schools, and expanded learning partners. We include guidance for the design and operations of learning hubs, and identify the policy levers that support the model.
This brief is part of a series that explores how expanded learning programs and staff can play an instrumental role in supporting students now and throughout pandemic recovery. The other brief, Expanded Learning Partnerships: A Foundation for Rebuilding to Support the Whole Child, provides key principles for school and expanded learning partnerships—informed by insights from leaders and practitioners from across California—that policymakers and practitioners should consider as they move from reopening to rebuilding.