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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The growth of the Common Core State Standards in education again raises the question: What role can afterschool programs play in bridging the gap between classroom and community? The Forum’s Nicole Yohalem has been researching and writing about that question for years, and in this blog discusses what has changed and what has not over the past decade.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
With communities around the country gearing up to administer the Gallup Student Poll in October, now's a good time to consider the rich opportunities that the data provide.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
How can a school system leader build a college-going culture in schools and the community?
Monday, August 27, 2012
These Nestlé USA grants honor young people (13 to 18) who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place.
Friday, August 24, 2012
About a year ago, I was invited to Washington to hear someone discuss his book about how leaders can work together better to achieve community change.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The renewed movement for expanded learning time offers us an opportunity to do things differently in a way that will really help kids.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The 2012 Race to the Top-District competition is underway - and communities carrying out Ready by 21 strategies are in strong position, because it gives competitive priority to education improvement efforts that focus on "results, resource alignment and integrated services."
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It's not often that you hear, "The latest indicators from Washington are looking up," but that's how it appears for those working to create a strong and consistent youth voice in federal policymaking.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Anyone looking to boost the job skills and employment opportunities for young people can learn a lot from a new book about Year Up, the program that offers training, mentoring internships and employment connections to low-income young people.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A new infographic by Community Coalition helps to show how inadequate supports in school and foster care can steer young people into the criminal justice system.

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