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Monday, May 28, 2012
How can businesses help low-income middle schoolers attain the work, life and academic skills they need to succeed?
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of stakeholders and helping different sectors work together is essential - and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
What does it take to build and sustain effective partnerships between researchers and practitioners? A new learning community started meeting last week to find some answers.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
For an example of how a government policy change can help children, even in unintended ways, read The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children's Health.
Monday, May 21, 2012
New regulations for a major federal grant show how Ready by 21 strategies and ideas can be embedded in policies. The U.S. Department of Education's draft regulations for the Race to the Top - District grant competition give competitive preference priority to efforts that focus on "cradle-to-career results, resource alignment, and integrated services."
Friday, May 18, 2012
As more and more states use coordinating bodies to align their child and youth policies, one growing question is: How does higher education fit in? The latest installment of the Ready by 21 State Policy Survey provides the answer.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Corporate Voices for Working Families has published a set of case studies that shows how career training for low-income young adults can pay off for businesses.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Leaders looking for constructive ways to get local businesses more involved in schools can learn from School Board Case Studies, a new report from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) and the National Chamber Foundation.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A new Brookings Institution report says states can make the most of their investments in college affordability by integrating need- and merit-based approaches, and targeting aid dollars to students with the most limited resources.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
To see the best in youth engagement and activism, check out this new report from Youth Service America.

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