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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
When people flee wars in Liberia and Sudan or escape poverty in Togo and the Philippines, they often land in Clarkston, Ga. - a city outside Atlanta, where some estimates say refugees account for half the 7,500 residents.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The federal government can help improve outcomes for disconnected youth by looking at innovative policies and practices being carried out by state and local governments around the country.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
School and community leaders know that student health affects academic performance - but how can they address both issues collaboratively? Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), has some ideas.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Here's a new way to show real commitment to troubled youth: New York City announced last week that Goldman Sachs is providing a $9.6 million loan for a new four-year program to reduce the rate at which teen boys incarcerated at Rikers Island reoffend.
Friday, August 10, 2012
What does it mean to include parents in your collaborative work to get all young people ready by 21? Among other roles, can parents band together to be effective advocates, even providing a counterweight to well-established interest groups?
Thursday, August 9, 2012
If getting funding for afterschool programs seems to be getting more difficult, the Wallace Foundations understands.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
People looking for ways to collaborate in order to help all young people in their communities found answers at this conference hosted by the United Neighborhood Centers of America.
Monday, August 6, 2012
For a look at how large and often dysfunctional systems can improve services to troubled youth - in part by tapping community resources. See this report from John Jay College about state juvenile justice reforms.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
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.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Do you ever struggle to present data findings in a way that's appealing, maybe even fun? Thought so; that's why SparkAction (a division of the Forum) teamed with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to create the KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge.

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