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College and Career Readiness

Karen Pittman, Co-founder of the Ready by 21 National Partnership asks: Even if students graduate, are they really equipped for the next stage?

Publishing Date: 
June 11, 2010

Federal Youth Policy: What are the Key Issues?

What do you think is the single most important thing that youth need to be successful? That is among the questions that the Forum tackled in a memo to the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, which sought public comment for the development of federal youth policy and practice.

Publishing Date: 
February 23, 2011

Make Sense of the Federal Budget

If you're trying to stay on top of budget developments in Washington, you know how hard it is to make sense of what's real, what's spin and where child and youth advocates can make a difference.

Publishing Date: 
February 23, 2011

New Poll will Measure Hope, Engagement and Well-Being of Youth

Every community wants to know about the hope, engagement and well-being of its youth, and Northern Kentucky is about to learn a lot more thanks to one of the Ready by 21 National Partners. The Northern Kentucky Education Council was selected to coordinate the national pilot test of the Enhanced Gallup Student Poll (GSPi), which Gallup developed with support from the Forum.

Publishing Date: 
January 20, 2011

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.

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2010

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.

Publishing Date: 
October 18, 2010

Ready by 21 Policy Coalition Members Provide Input to Secretary of Education

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Corporate Voices for Working Families, the Forum for Youth Investment, the Search Institute and the National Collaboration for Youth responded to an invitation from the Secretary of Education to provide input into the Secretary’s Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2010