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Families and Expanded Learning Opportunities: Working Together to Support Children’s Learning

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In this post, we are sharing a resource from another organization that supports afterschool and youth development. The following text is not original to School’s Out Washington. NCSL & Harvard Family Research Project Brief Series: ELO Research, Policy, and Practice Number 2, April 2012 Families and Expanded Learning Opportunities: Working Together to Support Children’s Learning […]

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“How are you, really?”

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Only one teacher in my high school asked how I was doing and actually meant it. I’m not sure if any others asked, actually. She was my art teacher – a tiny woman with short, boyish hair and huge round owl glasses. She’d peer up at me, put her hand on my arm and ask, […]

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Love, Fear and Other Reasons For Math and Science Afterschool

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by Jessie Rymph, Web Communications and Database Specialist On Friday, we’re offering a workshop to help you provide fun science and math activities afterschool. As someone who avoided science and math like… a negative ion avoids a positive ion (is that right?)… I understand if you might be hesitant. Read the list of reasons and […]

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Join Glen at Lake Chelan

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by Glen Osborn, Training Director What the heck is the Trainer Educator Conference? I know that teaching adults is sometimes no picnic, but I will have fun in the sun, meet or reconnect with other trainers from hither and yon, and learn a bunch at Lake Chelan May 14-16.  This 5th year of a grassroots […]

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Made to Stick

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by Jessie Rymph, Web Communications and Database Specialist   Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes You have probably heard about a teacher who, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. died, taught her all-white third grade classroom about prejudice and racism by creating a situation in which they experienced it. Jane Elliott divided the class into brown […]

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