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Introduction to the Ready by 21 Strategies Webinar January 31, 2012, 3 PM ET

Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 provides clear standards to achieve collective impact, tools and solutions to help leaders make progress, and ways to measure and track success along the way.

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January 31, 2012

Credentialed by 26 State Policy Recommendations

Leaders across the country agree that America must have more citizens with a postsecondary credential to be successful in the 21st century. Policymakers in all 50 states are realizing that, in order to maintain economic vitality their state’s policies must support higher education access and success.

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January 12, 2012

New Policies Should Align With Existing Goals and Plans for Children and Youth

To have a collective impact on child and youth outcomes, leaders must develop and implement a broad, long-term child and youth strategy, and be accountable for results. This can be a challenge. Policies often require the creation of strategic plans that are organized around a single, narrow topic.

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January 12, 2012

Forum Flash: December 2011

Forum Flash: Youth Jobs, Youth Engagement, OST

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December 19, 2011

Will Expanded Learning Time = Better Outcomes?

In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Department of Education established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act performance standards. The "optional flexibility" choice, also known as Waiver 11, captured the attention of leaders in education agencies, schools and community-based organizations.

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December 15, 2011

Ready Partners: December 8, 2011

A story of achievement, sharing youth data, working training pays of

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December 8, 2011

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