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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Community leaders seek guidance for their collective impact efforts.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Ready by 21 practitioners brought their stories and insights to youth advocates from around the country last week, as they gathered in Cincinnati for the Children's Defense Fund's national conference.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
State officials from around the country gathered in Washington last week to discuss ways to improve services for young people back home. The two-day Children's Cabinet Symposium brought together officials from 13 states and territories to talk about such issues as evaluating state-funded programs, working across agencies to achieve collective impact, managing data across agencies and getting more flexibility with federal dollars.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The clock is ticking on the latest opportunity to inform the federal government about ways to better serve disconnected youth.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
What does it mean to promote 21st Century skills among young people? The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - a coalition of education, nonprofit and business leaders - has recognized five states for exemplary efforts to integrate 21st Century skills into their policies, practices and professional development.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Center on Education Policy examines the experiences of states, school districts and schools that increased student learning time as part of the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments to help decisionmakers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects and programs, and to make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A new survey about community-based collaborations working on behalf of young people backs up what many leaders feel: Communities have lots of youth-focused coalitions, but those groups often don’t collaborate with each other.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The movement to improve the quality of youth services knows no borders: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada has joined the growing number of systems that use the Forum's Youth Program Quality Improvement (YPQI) process and Youth Program Quality Assessment tool (Youth PQA). The pilot program will cover 15 sites.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Why do discussions and definitions of college readiness focus almost exclusively on academics, when those working most closely with students see a much more complicated picture?

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