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Explore this collection of tools, reports, guides and other materials selected from across the expertise of the Ready by 21 National Partnership. You can search for specific resources using the filters on the left side or using the drop down menus below.

Tutorial
May 23, 2012
This toolkit is designed to help school leaders embrace the use of college-going data to improve K-12 outcomes and drive more students to college persistence and success.
Issue Brief
May 23, 2012
Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of various stakeholders and helping sectors work together is essential – and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.
Guide
March 16, 2012
This tool was created in order to help young people and adults develop a common language for talking about how to improve schools. The tool provides educators, young people, administrators, policy makers, parents, community members and other stake holders with a common lens for reflecting on their schools and for planning change. It can also be useful in assessing the range of reform models and change strategies underway in a district or school at any given time.
Issue Brief
November 29, 2011
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. So what does it look like when working works for students? That’s what we need to understand in order to transform employment opportunities into drivers of student success.
Webinar
October 26, 2011
Partnerships and collaborations can take many forms. Whatever the scale of the partnership, effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.
Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
The first in a new Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series, this issue brief explores why postsecondary completion is an important goal and looks at how the U.S. is currently faring.
Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
Brockton, Massachusetts
This brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth by providing the supports necessary for their success.
Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
Brooklyn, New York
This issue brief examines how leaders at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY have changed the way they do business and as a result increased student success.
Report
April 1, 2011
This report shares the aspirations and concerns of everyday people across America about their communities and what it will take for children to succeed in life. It's based on a series of community conversations local United Ways hosted across the country last fall, as well as on some focus groups and a national poll.
Guide
September 7, 2010
Educators and business leaders must create meaningful, successful and long lasting partnerships to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life.