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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
While financial aid helps many students attend college, many others don't even apply because they think that paying for college is out of their reach.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What should be discussed at a national conference on out-of-school time?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Anyone who runs a child care program is more and more likely to be subject to a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), which more and more states are using to assess and improve the quality of child care programs.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
One of the most trusted names in improving the quality of youth programs is making it easier for providers to assess and improve their work.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Looking for examples of how businesses can lead disconnected youth to careers?
Monday, March 12, 2012
Social service providers have a new way to help make their programs more effective.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
How can we sustain effective school improvement efforts and bring them to scale? That was the challenge pondered last week by 19 teams working on federal Investing in Innovation (i3) projects, along with staff from foundations, universities and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation, which funds the projects.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
To see what a supportive school can accomplish, look at this new report about Gainesville, Ga., where graduation rates rose and disciplinary actions dropped after the city schools adopted a stronger system of supports in partnership with community organizations.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
While it is essential for organizations to collaborate in order to significantly improve services and supports for all youth, collecting and using data about those collaborative efforts and their impact can be difficult.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
State and local leaders around the country say they can do more to help youth if Washington changes certain administrative restrictions that come with federal money – but how can they convince the federal government to take that step? Here’s one way: Local, state and federal officials in Nevada gathered for an unusual day-long meeting last week to discuss what they would do with such flexibility and to make their case to the White House.

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