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Webinar: White House/Obama Administration Policies Supporting Comprehensive Strategies for Youth


Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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In order for community partnerships to have a positive collective impact on young people’s lives, federal policies need to support comprehensive, place-based interagency efforts. The Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with the National Collaboration for Youth, American Institutes for Research, the Campaign for Youth, the Children's Leadership Council and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, hosted a webinar to learn about the White House and the Obama Administration’s plans to support such comprehensive efforts for youth in general, and for disconnected youth in particular.

Partnerships: Shifting the Dynamics Between Research and Practice

In this two-pager, Grant Foundation Vice President Vivian Tseng explains how these partnerships "can sharpen the field's understanding of how to build stronger connections between research and practice."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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The W.T. Grant Foundation is finding out, through a learning community to strengthen research-practice partnerships in education, launched in partnership with the Forum for Youth Investment.

Research-Practice Partnerships: A Strategy for Leveraging Research for Educational Improvement in School Districts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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In K-12 education, one increasingly popular strategy for closing the gap between research and practice is the development of sustained partnerships that link researchers with school district staff. This paper explores the benefits and challenges of that work and describes models for emerging partnerships.
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Data-Sharing: Federal Rules and Best Practices to Improve Out-of-School-Time Programs and Student Outcomes

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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This brief from the Partnership for Children and Youth, compiled with help from the Forum, outlines how FERPA allows for data-sharing between schools and OST partners, provides case studies of best practices, and explains why data sharing is in the best interest of students and education systems.

National League of Cities Education Alignment for Young Children Case Studies

Yet the benefits of a high-quality early education can dissipate if these programs are not designed to meet criteria or standards for school readiness within the public schools or if the child transitions into an elementary school that does not adequately support their development.” This report covers five case studies who are working to create a seamless educational pipeline for the 0-8 age group.

Monday, April 2, 2012
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According to the introduction of this report, “Early childhood investments are the starting place for a high-quality, aligned system of pre-K-16 education, providing the necessary skills to allow all children to succeed throughout their schooling.
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