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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Anyone who's trying to collect better data and share it more effectively would have gotten a lot out of the Data Quality Campaign National Data Summit in Washington, D.C. last week.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
While boosting college access and success can seem complicated and expensive, officials in one state have found that some solutions are relatively simple: like, help students eat better.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It can't hurt to make a plan, right? The Forum for Youth Investment contends that New Policies Should Align With Existing Goals and Plans for Children and Youth.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Spring conference season is quickly approaching, and many Ready by 21 National Partners have planned invaluable gatherings for sharing experiences, data and ideas, including how to bring Ready by 21 tools and strategies to their members.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
As young people across the country face record unemployment, President Obama last week announced a new initiative, Summer Jobs+, to provide pathways for youth employment. The initiative brings together businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to create 250,000 employment opportunities by the start of this summer.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
How will new federal guidelines affect expanded learning efforts and afterschool programs? Experts tackled that question in a recent webinar about Waiver 11 - a special flexibility option that was included in the U.S. Department of Education's new set of waivers for the No Child Left Behind law.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Those working with disconnected youth should gain some insights from a new survey and research report released last week by America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Peter D. Hart Research Associates.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Leaders in Florida got together like never before this week to find new ways to tackle a common problem for young people. Higher education leaders, state agency directors, students and legislators convened in Tallahassee Monday for a roundtable discussion about how to help more young people get to college and succeed. Many had never worked together – but they left as partners in pursuing new policies to boost post-secondary success.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Pima County, Ariz., is getting attention for using Ready by 21 strategies to improve early childhood education and youth development.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Those looking for ways to get community members involved in Ready by 21 and get media attention for their efforts might learn from an island in Maine.

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