Upon the request of the Senate HELP Committee, the Forum has prepared detailed legislative comments on how to address the existing "No Child Left Behind" legislation (now known commonly as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or ESEA) using a whole child approach.
An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs
The Children's Cabinet Network articulates the importance of sharing data across agencies when working to improve outcomes for children and youth.
The Forum for Youth Investment examines the education pipeline and the insulation needed for young people to be ready for and succeed in postsecondary education. This draft paper highlights both the roles of policymakers and youth organizations. It includes summaries of innovative state efforts and federal funding opportunities support work in postsecondary achievement.
Bring Precision to Your Passion: A Quick Overview of the Ready by 21 Approach to Data-Driven Decision-Making
This commentary takes readers inside the world of the Beacons, to understand their approach to supervision. In it, we ask and answer the questions: What does good supervision of youth work professionals look like? How can we strengthen supervision in ways that improve practice and reduce turnover?
Despite major advancements in the field, staffing – everything from recruitment, retention, supervision, to performance – remains a major challenge. There is a need to reexamine currently held assumptions about what it will take to build a strong, stable, committed workforce. What incentives? What opportunities? What requirements? For whom? In what combination?