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Forum Flash - November 17, 2010

November is in full swing and so is the Forum's mission that all young people be Ready by 21 - ready for college, work and life. Take a look at how Ready by 21 is already making an impact in the southeast with presentations from the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama.

2010-11-18
Ready by 21: Making Quality Count

he Ready by 21® Quality Counts initiative provided leaders and intermediaries from 12 cities and states around the country with a bold challenge – improving the quality and reach of out-of-school time programming.

2010-11-18
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