Forum Flash: December 29, 2008

As the year comes to a end, several projects at the Forum are reaching major milestones. The Ready by 21 Quality Counts sites celebrated the end of the first year and planned ahead to the second and final year of the initiative.

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December 29, 2008

QC Connections: August 2008

The sites have been busy and it's been all good things. Read updates from most of the sites, a site spotlight on Columbus and meet the Search Institute, a new national parrtner. Get the latest tools from the June Training Insitute, including the Ready by 21 At-A-Glance Chart.

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August 1, 2008

QC Connections: July 2008

For QC sites, the summer is not full of "lazy days." Hear updates from the sites, read more about the work in Oklahoma and find out more about our signature partner, United Way of America. Also pick up the powerpoint, "Questioning Quality," the Ready by 21 At-A-Glance chart, the Ready by 21 Challenge explained to Altria.

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July 1, 2008

QC Connections: June 2008

Read up on what the site are up to, learn more about the Quality Counts in Grand Rapids and hear what the National Conference of State Legislatures had to say at the Fourth Youth Policy Institute. Review several presentations including, Quality Matters from Charles Smith and Deborah Craig, and see the newest issue of the Out-of-School me Policy Commentary.

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June 1, 2008

QC Connections: April 2008

Things are really taking off. Find out about the technical assistance sites have taken advantage of, read more about the work in Indianapolis, New York, Grand Rapids, Nashville and Oklahoma. Learn about a upcoming webinar for local United Ways and what United Way of America is doing. There's a new TA brief on engaging workgroups and look forward to several upcoming webinars and trainings.

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April 1, 2008

QC Connections: May 2008

Find out the technical assistance happening in the sites, get more insight into the work in Iowa and find out what United Way is doing to support Ready by 21. We also have resources for Dropout Prevention summits, a webinar on program quality and a new brief on engaging stakeholders.

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May 1, 2008

QC Connections: October 2008

As we reach the end of year one, be sure to mind the forest and trees when planning for next year. Read what's happening in Austin and a partner spotlight on Corporate Voices for Working Families. Also, see presentations from Grand Rapids and the Role of Business in Ready by 21 Webinar. Be sure to plan ahead for the Ready by 21 Institute in Iowa, a call on involving youth and more.

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October 1, 2008

QC Connections: November 2008

In the November issue, we look ahead to the site lead meeting in December. Get a partner update on the Search Institute, call notes on engaging youth in quality assessment and building quality improvement systems, tools from the Michigan Dropout Summit and new publications from the Forum. Also, find out about trainings from the Center for Youth Program Quality and McCoy in Indianapolis.

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November 1, 2008