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Ready News: November 7, 2013

Ready News
November 7, 2013

National Meeting Registration Opens


National Meeting Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the Ready by 21 National Meeting, which will be held April 22-24, 2014 in Northern Kentucky. Join hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working toward the same goal: Getting all young people ready by 21 for college, work and life.


Find out more about the meeting, and take advantage of Early Bird pricing by registering today.

 News & Resources

Collective Impact


Changemakers Focus on the Big Picture

Leaders all over the country are taking on the challenge of achieving community change through collective impact - and they're looking for proven strategies for success. Forty of those leaders convened outside Washington for a three-day training on how to create community change through collaboration. Find out more here.


Why Community Schools are a No-Brainer

"So much of what makes California's community schools movement so profoundly inspiring to me is that its core tenets reflect the fundamental belief that disadvantaged children are resilient, complex, thoughtful human beings. They are assets." See the rest of this blog here.

Expanded Learning


Magazine Looks at Afterschool Issues

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time has released the fall 2013 publication of Afterschool Matters. This issue addresses topics such as the importance of content-specific out-of-school-time training for professionals, youth participation in social action and learning outcomes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


Media Helps in Graduation Campaigns

How can the media help in efforts to increase high school graduation rates? A new report details the crucial role played by public broadcasting stations in the Grad Nation Campaign, through partnerships and through content that "told the story of the dropout crisis in a way that enabled more people to get involved."




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