National AfterSchool Association Conference Draws Educators to New York

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NEW YORK — Thousands of teachers, administrators and other education professionals from across the country are gathering in midtown Manhattan Friday for the National AfterSchool Association’s annual conference, with the goal of bringing the nation’s most successful programs and initiatives to a broad audience.

“We looked for who is doing the best work, and where,” said Erin Leonard, a spokesperson for the conference. “What are the successful people doing, and how can it be replicated?”

One workshop, called “Bigfoot, Superheroes, and Mermaid Bait,” focuses on designing afterschool programs that appeal to tweens . . .

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