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Ready News: August 12, 2015

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September 28, 2015

The Importance of Making Meaningful Measurable

News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.

The Importance of Making Meaningful Measurable

The Key Elements of Continuous Learning: Priorities, Plans, Culture
The practice of continuous learning is often cited as one of the integral ingredients for the success of a collective impact effort. How does an organization move from the idea of continuous learning to actually building a continuous learning culture? In this new blog post, Efrain Gutierrez of FSG discusses a framework and the three key elements needed to encourage continuous learning within collective impact work.

Building Afterschool Systems: Lessons from Cities

When it comes to building a successful afterschool system, why reinvent the wheel? Essential elements of such systems are discussed in this perspective from the Wallace Foundation. The report also examines the role of data to improve program quality and the value of a comprehensive approach to quality, with references to Nashville, Tenn.; Baltimore, Md.; Fort Worth, Texas; St. Paul, Minn., and more. 

Embedding Youth Development in Schools

Two leaders in the youth development field - Michele Cahill (National Center for Civic Innovation) and Karen Pittman (the Forum for Youth Investment) - had a thought provoking audio conversation about how integrating youth development practices and design thinking can transform schools and learning. 

Listen now to a recording of the call or read our Storify version to see all the online action.

Help Parents Keep Their Kids in School

Education Nation and America's Promise Alliance are hosting a Twitter chat on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. ET to discuss the importance of attendance for student success. Building off Education Nation's Parent Toolkit, the chat will concentrate on how to engage parents in reducing absenteeism. Find out more and save the date for the chat


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