Partnership Council Reports on Progress, Plans for 2013

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On Tuesday, December 18th, Boston After School & Beyond convened aPartnership Council year-end meeting and holiday reception to celebrate accomplishments in 2012 and collectively set goals for 2013. Over 100 people were in attendance representing dozens of organizations. Amy Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library, welcomed the crowd, and Chris Smith, Executive Director of Boston After School & Beyond, set the context with the charge of the Partnership Council – to enable cross-support for citywide strategies that help all of … [Read more...]

Education Week Webinar: Should Out-of-School Staff Be Trained Like Teachers?

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A variety of efforts have sprung up across the country to define and improve the quality of after-school staff. Nancy Peter, of the Out-Of-School-Time Resource Center in Philadelphia, and Charles Smith, Executive Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality presented a Webinar on May 14, 2012 addressing the question of how OST staff should be trained. The PowerPoint slides from this Webinar can be found below. 2012-05-14 Webinar 2012-05-14 Webinar References   … [Read more...]

Wallace Foundation October Webinar: Stopping the Summer Slide

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Webinar: Stopping the Summer Slide – The Role That Networks and Policymakers Can Play in Reducing Summer Learning Loss This webinar, presented October 11, 2011, looks at summer learning loss and possible remedies for it through the eyes of a RAND researcher and those working in the trenches to improve summer learning. Leaders from statewide efforts in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island share their perspectives along with a trio of people who help lead summer learning projects in those states. Speakers: Jennifer Sloan … [Read more...]