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|Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide and Case Studies for Afterschool Leaders||
While an increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality improvement a priority, addressing quality in a systemic way is complicated: It requires research, planning, building consensus, developing resources, managing new processes and sometimes redefining old relationships.
|Ready Thoughts: September 2012||
Collective Impact and Opportunity Youth: Movements at the Crossroads
By Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment
|Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #17: The Common Core Standards: What do they Mean for Out-of-School Time?||
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools.
|Credentialed by 26 Series: Raising the Bar from Ready by 21 to Credentialed by 26: Highlights from Community and State Efforts||
Anyone working to increase postsecondary success knows that aligning the work of various stakeholders and helping sectors work together is essential – and a new issue brief shows how leaders are making that happen on both the community and state levels.
|Ready Thoughts: April 2012||
Ready Thoughts: A Home Run for Quality Improvement
|Ready Thoughts: February 2012||
Ready Thoughts: The Power of One
|What's in Your Cabinet?||
In the face of budget cuts that threaten to erode crucial supports for children and youth, some state agencies have found a promising mechanism for increasing efficiency while maintaining or even improving supports for young people: Children’s Cabinets.
|Ready Thoughts: January 2011||
Ready Thoughts: Ready, Willing and Able
|New Policies Should Align With Existing Goals and Plans for Children and Youth||
To have a collective impact on child and youth outcomes, leaders must develop and implement a broad, long-term child and youth strategy, and be accountable for results. This can be a challenge. Policies often require the creation of strategic plans that are organized around a single, narrow topic.
|Forum Flash: December 2011||
Forum Flash: Youth Jobs, Youth Engagement, OST