As part of the Obama administration's initiative to increase administrative flexibility, the U.S. Department of Education released its "Request for Information on Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth." The agency is looking for effective practices and strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected youth, and for specific legislative and regulatory barriers that inhibit states and localities as they seek to meet the needs of this population. Submissions are due by July 5.
This input will help inform the use of fiscal 2013 funding to support performance pilots to serve disconnected youth. The Forum will submit a response on behalf of the Children's Cabinet Network.
For more information regarding the Forum's comments or for guidance on how to submit comments, contact Jennifer Ouellette, senior policy associate, at Jennifer@forumfyi.org.