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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
2007 Roundtable on Children's Cabinets and Councils

Representatives from 11 states attended the Roundtable in April of 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa to share their experiences, ideas and challenges. Several special guests, including the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, the First Lady of Iowa, Mari Culver and Patricia Kempthorne, the Former First Lady of Idaho, joined the event as well.

2007-04-01
2008 Directory of State Children's Cabinets and Councils - June 2008 Update

The 2008 Directory of State Children’s Cabinets and Councils provides at-a-glance responses to basic but important questions: which states have children’s cabinets and councils? Who is involved in them? What do they do? The guide provides summaries of interviews done with children’s cabinet and council directors in the latter half of 2007.

2007-12-01
4th Annual Children's Cabinets & Councils Roundtable

The 4th Annual Children’s Cabinets and Councils Roundtable was convened in New Orleans on July 14th coinciding with a whole host of youth policy related events.

2008-07-21
A Governor's Guide to Children's Cabinets

At least 16 states currently have Children's Cabinets, and all indications suggest that many others are likely to follow.

2004-08-01
A Primer on Creating Effective Youth Panels

Three times in the past year and a half, the staff of the Forum for Youth Investment has had the opportunity to organize and facilitate panel presentations in which young people bring their voices to bear on the struggle of school reform.

2000-11-01
Adding It Up -- Brochure, Rationale and Guide to Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Brochure: Offering the highlights of what a CYF resource map can do, and why a state or community might benefit from one, the brochure can help you make the case and spread the word about your efforts.

2006-12-01
Alabama, Madison County: Madison County Children's Budget Report

The purpose of the children’s budget report is to provide a comprehensive picture of where the funding streams for children’s programs and other family supports in Madison County originate, where they are channeled, and how they are allocated.  We hope policy makers will utilize the results to make more informed decisions about future investments in children’s programs in our community.  Hopefu

2006-08-15
Align New Policies with Existing Efforts to Collaborate

The Forum has just launched its new Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series, which will provide a set of strategies to ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts in order to create a seamless system of supports.

2011-04-21
All Youth, One Set of Goals

In January 2003, the Forum for Youth Investment, in collaboration with the Kellogg and the W.T. Grant foundations, made a series of recommendations to the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth (launched in December 2002).

2003-03-15