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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Webinar hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The National Education Association hosted a webinar on March 29 to explore its recent study, Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0, which profiles 16 collaborative programs in 14 states.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The American Association of School Administrators helps school leaders build a college-going culture, use post-secondary outcomes data to drive K-12 school improvement, and disseminate on-the-ground strategies to enhance college and career readiness.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Conceiving goals and indicators is easy. The challenge is getting community leaders to agree on goals and indicators that cover all young people of all age groups, in all aspects of their lives—from education and health to interpersonal skills and job readiness.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
The National League of Cities (NLC) invited municipal leaders, city staff and community partners to a free one-hour webinar, "Using Ready by 21 Tools to Guide Youth Master Planning."
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:00pm
Commemorating the launch of America's Promise Alliance's 10-year Grad Nation campaign, the First Annual Building a Grad Nation Summit convened March 21-23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The three-day event was co-hosted by America's Promise Alliance, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University to inspire a national movement to reach the goal of a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Now they hope you'll save the date for the second annual Building a Grad Nation Summit.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
This meeting focused on Ready by 21 efforts around developing a provider network and local collaborations for youth.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
To really change the odds for children and youth, your community needs the involvement of its influential leaders from all sectors. That includes education, business, government, nonprofits and families. “Involvement” goes beyond signing up and saying “Call me when you want something.”
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
This annual professional development conference for AASA members and allies provided valuable information and ideas for everyone in school system leadership, regardless of their background, school system size or agenda.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Jeff Kutash and Emily Gorin of FSG, the nonprofit strategy consulting and research firm, will explore how municipal leaders, staff and partners can use the compelling Collective Impact framework for children and youth initiatives. FSG proposes Collective Impact as a way for a group of cross-sector actors to maximize their results by better coordinating and aligning their efforts to address a complex social problem. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ready by 21® is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life.  Ready by 21 provides clear standards to achieve collective impact, tools and solutions to help leaders make progress, and ways to measure and track success along the way.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The U.S. Department of Education has established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) performance standards. States across the nation have begun to apply for these new waivers, which were issued this fall. The waivers give educators as well as state and local leaders greater flexibility in exchange for developing clear and rigorous plans to improve educational outcomes.
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:00pm
The highly focused two-and-a-half day learning experience grounded participants in the essential elements of the Harwood approach, Turning Outward, and in how to use the Lab's tools and stay true to the community first approach.