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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.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
America's teens and adults both think the nation's economic troubles have hit youth harder than anyone, but youth are still optimistic about their futures.
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.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The concept of using peer leaders to help struggling students is gaining popularity - and now that concept has more research to back it up.
Friday, March 2, 2012
One of the largest youth-serving organizations in Washington state recently took on a comprehensive, organization-wide evaluation of quality at all points where staff and youth interact - and the results are enlightening.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Will the growing popularity of community colleges crowd out needy students?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The number of children living in areas of "concentrated poverty" has grown 25 percent since 2000, according to newly available national, state and city data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDSCOUNT project.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
With support from the Walmart Foundation, the National League of City's Institute for Youth, Education and Families will partner with the Food Research and Action Center to help cities reduce child hunger and supplement funding for out-of-school time programs by increasing participation in the federal Afterschool Meal Program.

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