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Thumbnail of Overview Ready by 21 Policy Coalition Overview

With the goal of aligning federal policies with state and local efforts on the ground, the Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with Corporate Voices for Working Families, launched the Ready by 21® Policy Coalition in 2010.

The Ready by 21 Policy Coalition advocates for policies that advance a seamless continuum of supports—from cradle to college and career.

2010-11-03
Ready Thoughts: October 2010

In this issue, we focus on early childhood. We lead with an introduction from Nina Sazer O’Donnell, Vice President of Education for United Way Worldwide, the signature partner of Ready by 21. Then we review several recent publications on this topic. A few reports focus on bolder strategies to improve early childhood program quality and ensure development across multiple areas.

2010-10-29
Forum Flash - October 21, 2010

This month you'll find out about the Ready by 21 Policy Coalition's Capitol Hill briefing, Big Tent Conference, and Ready by 21 webinars. Also don't forget to read Karen's Youth Today column on the Gallup Student Poll, two "big idea" policy papers, and the first installment of the Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 Series.

2010-10-20
Youth Today: 'Hope Springs Eternal,' according to Gallup Poll

It is one thing for the poet Alexander Pope to suggest that “hope springs eternal in the human breast.” It is another for the leading pollsters to prove it.

In this article, Pittman looks at the recent results of the Gallup Student Poll.

2010-10-19
Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale

The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.

2010-10-19
Youth Today: Wanted: Really Good Teachers

“It’s all about the talent.” This is the conclusion that Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other education reformers have come to after years of focusing on everything from class size to charter schools.

In this article, Pittman looks at what defines a teacher.

2010-10-18
Forum Flash: September 17, 2010

In this month's issue of Forum Flash, take advantage of several Ready by 21 trainings, including two free webinars and a two-day institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, see an inspiring video from a Ready by 21 community, Georgetown Divide in California, on their efforts and progress in empowering staff, improving practice and creating real change for youth.

2010-09-17
Tracking Child & Youth Well-being

Tracking Child & Youth Well-Being is a new analysis by the Forum of several newly released reports on child and youth well-being. The paper outlines how tools such as the Ready by 21 Developmental Dashboard can help leaders be effective.

2010-09-13
Ready by 21 Webinar--Dashboards--Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

All communities need a way to consider their broad goals for children and youth, as well as the specific areas of focus or need. Dashboards are a handy, user-friendly tool that can assist leaders with this difficult task. Come learn more about specific examples and ways to apply this tool to your work to improve the outcomes for children and youth.

2010-09-13
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