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Youth and Families


A Shared Vision for Youth Common Outcomes and Indicators

The National Collaboration for Youth, which is the longest-standing coalition of national agencies committed to positive youth development, has begun to tackle this challenge and documented the findings in this publication.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Problems affecting kids are well-documented. How do we know how well children in a given community are progressing, considering that school, child care, afterschool programs and so many other community resources are a part of kids’ lives? Are there desirable outcomes for all children that the entire community is aiming for? There should be.
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Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #17: The Common Core Standards: What do they Mean for Out-of-School Time?

The standards are front and center on the national stage as states, districts, schools and teachers prepare for their rollout over the next several years. Many OST programs are trying to figure out what exactly the standards cover, and how to support schools and districts in implementing them.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools.