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'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.

2014-01-13
Alternative ABCs

Attendance.
Behavior.
Course performance.

2013-08-01
Education Must Focus on Competence, Not Outdated Traditions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.

 

2014-01-23
Ready Thoughts: April 2011 I'm not one for big conferences. 2011-04-28
Ready Thoughts: April 2012

Ready Thoughts: A Home Run for Quality Improvement

2012-04-06
Ready Thoughts: August 2010

In this issue, we lead with a new analysis, by the Forum for Youth Investment, of several newly released reports on child well-being. The paper outlines how tools such as the Ready by 21 Developmental Dashboard can help leaders be effective. The paper includes commentary on well-being report cards can measure results across outcome areas and ages.

2010-09-13
Ready Thoughts: August 2011

Ready Thoughts: As We Count Kids, Remember Young Adults

2011-08-24
Ready Thoughts: December 2011

Expanded Learning Time Does Not Equal Expanded Learning (click to download the PDF)

2011-12-01
Ready Thoughts: February 2012

Ready Thoughts: The Power of One

2012-02-24
Ready Thoughts: January 2011

Ready Thoughts: Ready, Willing and Able

2012-01-30