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Youth Today: Needed: Calluses, Credits and Credentials

By Karen Pittman, June 2002

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, do youth work.”

Ohio: Ohio Family and Children First

The primary function of Ohio’s strategic plan is to mobilize child and family serving partners to assess and address through a community plan the resource needs of children and families, coordinate services for children and families by providing a venue for families requiring services where their needs may not have been adequately addressed in traditional agency systems, and engage and empower

Kentucky: Jefferson County Public School Data Tracking System

A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville.

Michigan: School Evaluation Services. Beyond the Averages: Michigan School Trends

Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services (SES) has been engaged in the analysis of data for Michigan’s public schools since the spring of 2001.

California: Contra Costa County Children and Family Services Budget

Children and Family Services Budget is organized around five desired outcomes for children and families. Each of the 115 programs described in the Budget is categorized according to the primary community outcome served by the program.

Click here to read about the Budget.

Youth Today: Journalists, Teach Thy Selves

By Karen Pittman, July 2002

Ready by 21® Indicators: Initial Recommendations to Maryland

Across the country, states are working to develop indicators that present a full picture of the lives of young people, monitoring both problems they hope to help young people avoid, and positive strengths they hope to help young people build.

California: School Violence

This bill would establish the California Double Your Cash program to lead and encourage the development of a school's plan for preventing school violence.

(SB1667, CA, 2002)

Rhode Island: State of Rhode Island Program Indicators by Department

Program Indicators by Department is a list of indicators used for the state budget. It includes indicators used in all the departments and some subdepartments including Children's Behavioral Services, Juvenile Correctional Services, Child Welfare and Family Health.

Youth Today: Free-Choice Learning

By Karen Pittman, September 2002