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.
To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.
Washington is abuzz with the Senate HELP Committee's new education bill, but passage remains uncertain. In the meantime, organizations keep their focus on waivers to the current No Child Left Behind law.
Those interested in Ready by 21 basics or leaders who want to explain Ready by 21 in their communities will learn a lot from the latest presentation by Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment.