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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Talking with high schoolers about lobster licenses and small engine repair is not among the formal strategies for fundamentally changing how a community gets its young people ready for life.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In the face of state budget cuts that threaten to erode crucial supports for children and youth, Children's Cabinets can increase efficiency while maintaining or even improving supports for young people.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In a welcome addition to the growing research on postsecondary access and persistence, a new study shines a light on an underused set of resources for students: formal and informal supports provided by community organizations.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In a welcome addition to the growing research on postsecondary access and persistence, a new study shines a light on an underused set of resources for increasing postsecondary attainment: formal and informal supports provided by community organizations.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
“All children should be ready for college, work and life.” Sound familiar? It does now to the citizens of Grand Rapids, Mich., after Mayor George Heartwell used his State of the City address last month to turn that message into a communitywide mission.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
While state Children's Cabinets often work behind the scenes on low-key items like agency regulations and budget lines, they can also use their clout to rally the public around child and youth issues.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For those wondering what a nonprofit can and cannot legally do when it comes to electoral advocacy, SparkAction and several partners hosted a free webinar on Nonprofit Advocacy Dos and Don'ts in an Election Year.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Researchers and service providers struggle to heed the call for "evidence-based" practices and policies in education and in youth development.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Advocates seeking to change state policies on behalf of children got some help last month at a gathering in a Senate office building in Washington: First Focus and the Foundation for Child Development hosted a panel of experts who explained the factors influencing state decisions on children, and how prioritizing child well-being at the state level can improve child outcomes nationwide.

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