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Mega-wattage of Lights On Afterschool

Posted under School's Out News

We had a wonderful Lights On Afterschool event in Seattle last week at South Shore School in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country. We titled our event Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating Science & Technology! and invited science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused organizations: Puget Sound Off and Technology Access Foundation […]

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Bringing teachers and afterschool providers together around STEM

Posted under STEM

by Krista Galloway, Quality Initiatives Program Manager I was thrilled to kick off the first ever STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Afterschool Matters Fellowship a few weeks ago with my co-facilitator Pam Forbush. We have led the Fellowship for the past 2 years, and have been privileged to witness teachers and afterschool providers coming […]

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Finding Your Voice in Working with Parents

Posted under Workshops & Training

by Cathy Liu Scott, Office of Education Ombudsman A unique program has been making its way around the state. Finding Your Voice (FYV) is a program developed by the Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) to help parents become better partners with their schools, understand the public school system and support the education of their […]

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Report on Summer Hunger in Washington

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

by Linda Stone, Children’s Alliance The US Department of Agriculture recently released data on food security and hunger across the country.  Here in Washington, 6.2% of households experience hunger.  One in four children lives in families that struggle with having enough food on a regular basis.  Even intermittent hunger results in increased illness and school […]

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