Report/Paper

Disconnected Data Means Disconnected Youth

Fragmented data systems result in wasted resources; we are letting young people fall through
the cracks. if we don’t provide our policy makers the information they need to see how fragmented programs and policies could fit together, and if we don’t provide our direct service providers the in-

Publishing Date: 
January 4, 2010

First Look: New FERPA Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education just made it easier for agencies to share important data about young people - data that will help them improve services and supports. The Department's new guidance on FERPA makes significant strides in recognizing that a young person's development takes place both inside the classroom and out.

Publishing Date: 
December 2, 2011

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.

Publishing Date: 
November 29, 2011

Youth Organizing for Education Change

Should young people be considered actors in school change, or simply the recipients of changed schools? Growing evidence and our own experience in the field suggest the former. Youth-led efforts to create change in schools, districts and education policy are on the rise.
Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2011

From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to prove it. This guide from the Forum for Youth Investment – From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes – updated from 2011, is here to help them get it.

Publishing Date: 
January 22, 2014

P3 Background Information and Materials

In February 2011, President Obama released a Presidential Memorandum on Administrative Flexibility, charging all agencies with aligning administrative and regulatory requirements to allow states, localities, or tribes to target funds toward coordinated effo

Publishing Date: 
January 1, 2016

Recommendations for Administrative Flexibility

Download the Forum's Recommendations for Administrative Flexibility, created with input from the members of the Children's Cabinet Network.

Publishing Date: 
August 9, 2011

Search Institute Unveils New Big Tent Plan

Search Institute has made a big change in the plans for BigTent this year. The national event, under the name of BigTent Conference 2011, will not be held.

Publishing Date: 
July 18, 2011