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Blogs by Forum staff and by leaders around the country about getting young people ready for college, work and life.
 

Community Engagement for Collective Impact: Lessons From Alaska

Karen Pittman
Monday, October 13, 2014

People who run collective impact efforts say one of their toughest tasks is keeping community engagement going beyond the "summits" where everyone gets fired up. What does it mean to keep communities engaged in the mission that they've signed on for? Why is it so hard to do this well?

A Mom Gets on Board with "Let the Teens Sleep"

Stephanie Malia Krauss
Thursday, September 18, 2014

This week I attended a conference that changed my mind about when the kids in my community should get out of bed and start school.

I wasn’t thinking about sleep when I went to the annual symposium of the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership (OAHP). I went to give a keynote address and spend time with several hundred really remarkable health and youth workers.

A Clarion Call for Education Renewal

Karen Pittman
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I love Citizen Schools.  I have from the first time I heard Eric Schwarz talk about the idea almost two decades ago. Eric, the founder of Citizen Schools, has a new book coming out that shows us why we should all pay more attention:  The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools.

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