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4 family and learning events in Washington this week

4 family and learning events in Washington this week
National Academy of Sciences. | Photo: Van T./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 08, 2019.

Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this week?

From a discussion on birth settings to a lecture on improving higher education, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.

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Public Workshop: Assessing Health Outcomes by Birth Settings

Check out a workshop focusing on birth settings and its health outcomes on different populations of women Tuesday. The workshop will feature experts from the government, academics and healthcare and women's health organizations. The event is also available via live webcast.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Price: Free

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Introducing Children to Women's Basketball

Introduce your child to women's basketball at a presentation for teachers and camp counselors Tuesday night. Jacky Howell, who is part of the Washington Mystics staff, will present to professionals who work with children from preschool to elementary school age. Stick around for prizes and a chance to attend an upcoming game.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW
Price: Free

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 A World Ready to Learn: Prioritizing Quality Early Childhood Education

Check out a presentation on the importance of early childhood education Thursday morning, followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Because 90 percent of a child's brain develops before age five, early childhood education is critical. The event will stress the importance of both wealthy and underdeveloped countries implementing this initiative.

When: Thursday, April 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Ritz-Carlton Washington Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW
Price: Free

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Raising the Bar in Higher Ed: A Conversation on Accountability with Sen. Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), will discuss improving the quality of education and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act Thursday afternoon. Following the discussion will be remarks from Lanae Erickson, senior vice president for social policy and politics at Third Way.

When: Thursday, April 11, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Columbus Club Room, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Price: Free

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