Report/Paper

The Forum Comments on "No Child Left Behind"

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.

Publishing Date: 
May 18, 2010

The Ready by 21 Quality Improvement & Asset Building (Q&A) Challenge

An Opportunity for Three Southeast Communities to Take a Big Picture Approach to Tracking Quality in OST Programs

Publishing Date: 
May 27, 2010

"Integrating Data for Improved Outcomes for Youth"

The Children's Cabinet Network articulates the importance of sharing data across agencies when working to improve outcomes for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
March 17, 2010

"Insulating the Education Pipeline" - Draft

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.

Publishing Date: 
March 16, 2010

Bring Precision to Your Passion: A Quick Overview of the Ready by 21 Approach to Data-Driven Decision-Making

Every community and state has dedicated leaders who have taken on the critical task of bringing diverse people and disparate efforts together in order to transform their community or state into a wonderful place to grow up.

Publishing Date: 
February 24, 2010

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #16: Shining a Light on Supervision: Lessons from the Beacons

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?

Publishing Date: 
February 17, 2010

Strengthening the Youth Development/After-School Workforce

Strengthening the Youth Development/After-School Workforce

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?

Publishing Date: 
February 16, 2010

District/Community Alliances to Transform High Schools: Lessons Learned from California's High School Pupil Success Act

The High School Pupil Success Act (HSPSA), a unique public-private partnership between the State of California, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the Walter S.

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2005