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|Introducing SparkAction: For Children. For Youth. For Change.||
SparkAction officially launched in June! The Forum is proud to be managing this collaborative effort for and by the child and youth field to mobilize a large, well-informed constituency to spark action for change.
|Investing in Youth Poll||
Results from this national- and city-level poll show that adults place a high priority on after-school, job training, service-learning, recreation, arts and health care programs — ahead of other concerns like senior centers or tax breaks for new businesses, with 45 percent of respondents nationally saying these programs are a very high priority.
|Iowa Youth Survey||
The Iowa Youth Survey is a joint effort conducted by The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health, Iowa Department of Education, Office of Drug Control Policy, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and Iowa Department of Human Services.
|Iowa's Youth Development Strategic Plan 2007-2010||
Iowa is working through the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and Iowa’s Promise to ensure that all Iowa youth have the opportunity to be successful…in school, in a career, and in life. Iowa’s vision is for All Iowa Youth to be Safe, Healthy, Successful and Prepared for Adulthood.
|Iowa: Department of Management. Governance System and the Accountability Government Act Overview||
On June 1, 2001, Governor Tom Vilsack signed the Accountable Government Act (AGA) into law.
|Iowa: Iowa Better Results for Kids, Outcomes, Indicators, and Measures||
The State of Iowa reviews their methods of measurement of results for kids. There are three categories of indicators used: overarching indicators, system monitoring indicators and "pay-4-results" indicators.
|Iowa: State of Iowa Performance Measures Guide||
Under the Accountable Government Act (AGA), Iowa is implementing a comprehensive and integrated performance governance system. The purpose of this system is to produce results valued by Iowans and do so in the most effective and efficient way possible. There are five basic elements in the governance system. First, they plan what results should we achieve and how they will achieve them.
|Iowa: State of Iowa Youth Action Committee||
The State of Iowa Youth Action Committee (SIYAC), is a nonpartisan policy-advisory organization consisting of 15-17 high school students from across the state.
|Karen Pittman Testifies on the Whole Child & ESEA Reauthorization||
On Thursday, April 22nd, Karen Pittman participated in a roundtable discussion held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) titled “ESEA Reauthorization: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student.” The purpose of the hearing was to discuss ways that federal policy can support efforts to address the needs of the whole student, since students who are healthy, safe, and e
|Kentucky: Jefferson County Public School Data Tracking System||
A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville. This warehouse was merged with individualized information about students in the Jefferson County school district and then linked with the tracking systems of several after-school programs (at the schools and other organizations) in an effort to obtain a comprehensive picture of the lives of the county’s youth.