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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.

2012-05-29
Ready Thoughts: April 2012

Ready Thoughts: A Home Run for Quality Improvement

2012-04-06
Ready Thoughts: February 2012

Ready Thoughts: The Power of One

2012-02-24
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.

2012-02-16
Ready Thoughts: January 2011

Ready Thoughts: Ready, Willing and Able

2012-01-30
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.

2012-01-12
Forum Flash: December 2011

Forum Flash: Youth Jobs, Youth Engagement, OST

2011-12-19
Ready Partners: December 8, 2011

A story of achievement, sharing youth data, working training pays of

2011-12-08
Ready Thoughts: December 2011

Expanded Learning Time Does Not Equal Expanded Learning (click to download the PDF)

2011-12-01
Credentialed by 26, When Working Works: Employment & Postsecondary Success

Balancing work and school can hinder a young person’s success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion. So what does it look like when working works for students? That’s what we need to understand in order to transform employment opportunities into drivers of student success.

2011-11-29