Ready Thoughts

Needed: More Better Learning Time

What image comes to mind if I ask you to imagine students learning? Young people in small groups focusing on projects they designed?

Publishing Date: 
April 10, 2014

Education Must Focus on Competence, Not Outdated Traditions

In this dual blog posting, the Forum’s Karen Pittman and Stephanie Malia Krauss weigh in on an article about competence-based vs. traditional education. Pittman and Krauss reflect on their own experiences and offer suggestions on how schools can break free from the status quo.

 

Publishing Date: 
January 23, 2014

The Right Kind of Opportunity for Youth

What happens when you give youth an opportunity? It all depends on the kind of opportunity. 

Publishing Date: 
January 31, 2014

'Unschooling' and Readiness for Success: A Disconnect

We know that America’s education system needs to be revamped, but is the answer to “unschool” our young people? Disturbingly, some people think so.

Publishing Date: 
January 13, 2014

Why Teaching is Harder than Rocket Science

While it may not be on their list to Santa, there’s one thing that every kid wants and needs:  a good teacher. Take time over the holidays to read this insightful and informative story from Ryan Fuller, a for

Publishing Date: 
December 20, 2013

YouthBuild Grads Stir Inspiration and Anger

The YouthBuild board of directors spent Friday morning at the Sasha Bruce YouthBuild Program in a very poor section of Washington, D.C. For two hours, we listened to six recent graduates talk about their pasts, their futures and the transformations they experienced because of the program and the commitment of the staff. 

Publishing Date: 
December 19, 2013

Ready Thoughts: September 2013

 Back to School, with Better Data

By Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment

 

Publishing Date: 
September 23, 2013