CAN Newsletter – Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week Returns!

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Time to start your appreciation planning! Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is April 22 – 26. This week long event recognizes those who work with and on behalf of youth during out-of-school time hours. This special week is marked by gratitude and celebrations encouraging people around the nation to thank the afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of youth. Check out the Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week website for ideas, inspiration, and tools to begin the planning and promotion of your appreciation! 

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Linda Darling-Hammond to Lead California’s State Board of Education 

Stanford University professor emeritus and one of the nation’s most prominent education researchers, Linda Darling-Hammond, is to head California’s State Board of Education. Darling-Hammond recently served as the Co-Chair of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development which released the Nation at Hope report and the supporting brief, Building Partnerships in Support of Where, When, & How Learning Happens, that focuses on positive youth development. Darling-Hammond is also the founding president of the Learning Policy Institute and other past work includes participation on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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Upcoming How Kids Learn Sessions

How Kids Learn is hosting two upcoming sessions on “Empowering Girls in Afterschool” with Lynn Johnson in Riverside and “How Demanding Program Roles can Facilitate Youth’s Positive Development” with Reed Larson in Oakland.