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by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Here are some headlines with stories involving and impacting the afterschool and youth development field. Of particular note is a recent editorial in the Seattle Times focused on education priorities for the 2014 legislative sessions.  Expanded learning opportunities, summer learning, culturally responsive instruction and partnership were highlighted as some of the key strategies to close the opportunity gap.   Also included below is a story on school discipline laws and how changing current practice is key to addressing racial inequities within our education system. Do you have any interesting news stories in your community related to afterschool and youth development? Please send them my way to

December 1, 2013 4-H Gets STEM Grant to Mentor Underserved Youth in Washington State, Maple Valley Reporter

December 2, 2013 State Must Use Test Scores to Grade Teachers or lose Waiver, Everatt Herald *funding included as part of this waiver can be used to fund afterschool and summer programs.

December 30, 2013 New WA School Discipline Rules Yet to be Finalized, Public News Service

January 4, 2014 Targeting Education: WA State Legislative Priorities for 2014, Seattle Times Editorial Board

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