CAN Newsletter – Responding to Attacks in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton
August 13, 2019
Our country has recently endured great loss and suffering – the CAN team joins the nation in mourning those lost to violence and our condolences go out to the communities affected by the recent tragedies. Like many of you, we’re feeling angry, exhausted, and heartbroken. We take some solace in offering these valuable resources for supporting your students and communities and for doing what you can to fight hate before it turns violent.
You Matter, We Matter. Every Day Matters in Expanded Learning
Attention after school/expanded learning program educators, staff and teachers who work with Before/ After School and Summer Programs! Register to attend the Northern Region 1 Expanded Learning Conference today. Details outlined in the informational flyer attached.
Webinar – Partnering with Expanded Learning to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
Thursday, August 22, 2019; 10:00 AM
This webinar, hosted by the California AfterSchool Network and Attendance Works, looks at how high quality Expanded Learning programs (before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences) help reduce chronic absenteeism.
The California Afterschool Network: Partnering to Build Strong Pathways to Educational Success
Foundation for California Community Colleges, Aug 2
High-quality out-of-school time learning and enrichment opportunities promote child and youth success, support working families, and increase positive community outcomes. Nathan Houston, a participant of a Sacramento-based afterschool program, shares how his program participation was both life-changing and career defining.
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In response to the current immigration policies, the Children’s Partnership and California Immigrant Policy Center launched a new report, Healthy Mind, Health Future: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families, to document their research and policy project to help children in immigrant families feel more secure.
The Wallace Foundation recently published a new Perspective Summer—A Time for Learning: Five Lessons From School Districts and Their Partners About Running Successful Programs. The publication highlights five key lessons for those interested in introducing or enhancing district summer learning programs, including the importance of early planning and a focus not just on program quality, but also what makes summer special.
“If you’re fearful, if you’re anxious, if you’re distracted about something that’s happened to you, you literally can’t learn. Your brain shuts down,” LPI President Linda Darling-Hammond explains in this article and accompanying video on trauma-informed instruction. This story is part of a series by KQED’s Mindshift and Edutopia and features videos from Edutopia’s “How Learning Happens” series.
We know that girls and boys have separate needs and can be supported through gender-based programs in afterschool. These blog posts offer interviews with two afterschool experts – Lynn Johnson and Ashanti Branch – that speak to the needs of each.
Access the CAN newsletter archives to view past newsletters today! Here are some recent highlights:
- A message fro the CDE-EXLD regarding: Attendance and Expenditure Revision, Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluation and School Site Substitution Form due dates, After School Support and Information System Contacts update instructions, and Grant Assurances.
- Get informed about state and federal afterschool updates!
- Registration is OPEN! Secure your spot today for Bakersfield, Sacramento, or San Diego!