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Creating "Good" Schools: Observation and Discussion Tool

Friday, March 16, 2012
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This tool was created in order to help young people and adults develop a common language for talking about how to improve schools. The tool provides educators, young people, administrators, policy makers, parents, community members and other stake holders with a common lens for reflecting on their schools and for planning change. It can also be useful in assessing the range of reform models and change strategies underway in a district or school at any given time.
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Implementing Bolder Strategies: Engaging Youth, Families and Community Leaders As Changemakers

Leaders need to engage youth and families as organizers, planners, advocates by ensuring ongoing opportunities for leadership and participation. It‟s important to have strategies that reach all, not just a few. This webinar discussed ways to ensure that your work engages youth and families to the fullest.

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Leaders generate public demand, support and innovative ideas when they have regular mechanisms for seeking youth and family input and support and have developed a process for maintaining youth and family influence on policy decisions, philanthropy, practice and entrepreneurship.
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Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
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What Do You Want To Take Stock Of?: Exploring the Gallup Student Poll Webinar Recording

This webinar discussed understanding youth outcomes through the Gallup Student Poll, a measure that tracks the hope, engagement and well-being of students in grades 5 through 12. Polly Lusk Page of the Northern Kentucky Education Council highlighted their recent survey findings and shared what they mean for their region.

Featured Speaker: Polly Lusk Page, Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council

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Monday, January 30, 2012
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To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.
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