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New Report: Best Practices in Building Afterschool Systems

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 2.02.10 PMA new report published by the Wallace Foundation provides useful information for all of us who are working to build a citywide STEM ecosystem.  The report, “Growing Together, Learning Together” highlights best practices, essential elements of healthy afterschool systems, considerations for choosing data management systems, and examples from various cities.

The four key elements that exist uniformly across successful afterschool networks include:

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STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems RFQ

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 12.28.42 PMThe STEM Learning Ecosystems RFQ was released on June 10, 2015. A group of ecosystem stakeholders joined a call to learn more. The RFQ was by invitation only (one invitation per city), and will culminate in a cohort of 25 cities nationwide, each of which is at various stages of cultivating their own STEM Learning Ecosystem. Information about the RFQ may be found here, and you may view the RFQ document here. Continue reading