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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
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Does your state have a child and youth coordinating body? The Forum's new map can tell you.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Providers wondering about the potential impact of a new federal rule about funding for afterschool programs got some insight from a webinar hosted by the Forum this month.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
At the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT conference in Baltimore last month, Forum CEO Karen Pittman served on a panel about youth involvement in advocacy and public policy work on behalf of children, youth and their families.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Anyone who works with students knows that balancing work and school can hinder a young person's success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion.