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Explaining Extremism and Addressing Islamophobia: Practical Strategies and Resources for Educators

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Guest Post by Kimberly Keiserman, MA Ed., Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding Tanenbaum is a secular, non-sectarian nonprofit that promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice, hatred and violence in schools, workplaces, health care settings and in areas of armed conflict across the globe. In the last few weeks, […]

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Research Says Afterschool Supports Social Emotional Learning

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By Elizabeth Devaney, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR) Over the past 20 years, the afterschool field has been held accountable in varying ways – first on our ability to provide safe places for young people to spend time while their parents work, then on our success in helping to improve participants’ academic achievement […]

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Is there a boy crisis in America?

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An exciting film screening opportunity is coming to the Seattle area on March 8th & 9th as part of the Women’s Funding Alliance’s ACTION Cinema. The Mask You Live In by the Representation Project explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we […]

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What Do the Election Results Mean for Afterschool?

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By David Beard, School’s Out Washington Education Policy & Advocacy Director The 2014 election was a landslide election for Republicans at the national level and was a good election for Republicans at the state level. Both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate will be controlled by Republicans. Republicans in the Washington State Senate will […]

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