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Social Justice in the Suburbs

Social Justice in the Suburbs

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Here is a really interesting article studying a group of affluent teens in a social justice class – this publication was done through Boston University.

 Approaches like overwhelming students with knowledge (even when we think, they have to know all the facts), or heightening their fear of an injustice can backfire.
Useful reminders:
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing.
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After School Programs’ effect on drop-out rates

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After School Programs effect on drop-out rates

As policy-makers and educators confront the significant challenge of graduation and dropout rates, it is a small comfort to know that the work we do in after school (along with our many partners) has a significant influence on these numbers.  Check out the brief article here from Afterschool Alliance:

http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/afterschoolsnack/ASnack.cfm?idBlog=6F1BCCCE-215A-A6B3-022E73F66BC550A4

For a more detailed analysis of the importance of after school on retention and graduation rates, check out this companion article:

http://afterschoolalliance.org/issue_60_preventing_dropouts.cfm

Thanks to Cassie for sharing!