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|Forum Focus: Community Partnerships for Learning: Blurring the Lines||
In this issue, we explore how community partnerships to support formal learning and development matter and how they can be created and sustained.
|Youth Today: Out at School||
By Karen Pittman, September 2003
In July, the New York Post broke the news about the city of New York's decision to open Harvey Milk High School, the first accredited school in the country for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth. The Department of Education has run a small alternative program for such youth for two decades, but the $3.2 million renovation budget to create a stand-alone school marks a new level of visibility and commitment.
|Forum Focus: Quality Counts||
In this first issue of Forum Focus, we summarize emerging research and practical evidence that quality matters and push forward to ask the questions: Is quality measurable? Is it malleable? We bring a youth-centered lens to our review, looking for examples that define quality from the perspective of what young people need to heal, grow and contribute.
|Maryland: Residential Child Care Programs - State-Funded Operators - Licensing Provisions||
For the purpose of requiring a licensed operator of a residential child care program who receives State funding to meet certain academic needs of a child in the operator's care; exempting certain licensed operators from certain requirements; requiring certain group homes to comply with certain provisions of law; requiring the department that licenses the group home to notify certain group homes
|Texas: Relating to School Attendance of a Child Placed in Substitute Care||
If the department takes possession of a child under Chapter 262 during the school year, the department shall ensure that the child returns to school not later than the third school day after the date an order is rendered providing for possession of the child by the department, unless the child has a physical or mental condition of a temporary and remediable nature that makes the child's attenda
|Missouri: Requires the Department of Mental Health to Develop a State Suicide Prevention Plan||
This act requires the Director of the Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services, to design a state suicide prevention plan.
|Colorado: Colorado Trails||
Colorado Trails is the computer based application that State Child Welfare, State Child Care, Child Welfare in 64 Counties, and the Division of Youth Corrections use for case management. It is a statewide effort to automate services in Child Welfare and the Division of Youth Corrections.
|Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #4: After-School for All? Exploring Access and Equity in After-School Programs||
While significant progress has occurred over the past several years in terms of expanding both the quantity and quality of after-school opportunities, the ambitious idea of “after-school for all” remains a distant goal.
|Youth Today: 21st Century Skills and Indicators||
By Karen Pittman, July 2003
We're getting close.
On June 5, 50 hand-picked researchers, practitioners and policy experts from academia and youth development gathered in Washington at the behest of the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize youth performance indicators used to assess after-school programs the department funds. The stakes were high. The discussions were surprisingly good.
|What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center||
Given the difficulties and uncertainties of education reform, asking “what works” may be making simple and commonplace what is nearly always a messy and unfinished business. But the work of the International Youth Foundation's partners in 49 countries does reveal a common message of successful reform efforts: put young people at the center.