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Afterschool Alliance :: Making the Case for STEM Afterschool - Advocacy Toolkit

Afterschool Alliance :: Making the Case for STEM Afterschool - Advocacy Toolkit | United Way | Scoop.it

We know afterschool programs are a great way to get children and youth excited about STEM and should be integral partners in STEM education.  But far too many of our leaders (and even our neighbors!) think of afterschool programs as child care, unaware of all the incredible learning opportunities programs are creating for our students.  They have no idea that innovative and engaging STEM learning is occurring in afterschool programs across our country or how it is inspiring our next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

 

This is why educating our leaders and the public through advocacy is so important!  It is vital that all of us make the case to a variety of stakeholders about the importance of including afterschool programs in STEM education reform efforts.

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United Way of Central Ohio's July 2012 Education Journal

United Way of Central Ohio's July 2012 Education Journal | United Way | Scoop.it
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Harvard's Lead for Literacy Initiative: Featured Initiative for Policy Makers and Educational Leaders

The Lead for Literacy initiative is a series of one-page memos written for leaders dedicated to children’s literacy development. Each memo revisits assumptions that guide current policies and practices, outlines common pitfalls, and presents feasible solutions to pressing issues.

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