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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.

Publishing Date: 
January 12, 2012

Forum Flash: December 2011

Forum Flash: Youth Jobs, Youth Engagement, OST

Publishing Date: 
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.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2011

Ready Partners: December 8, 2011

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

Publishing Date: 
December 8, 2011

First Look: New FERPA Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education just made it easier for agencies to share important data about young people - data that will help them improve services and supports. The Department's new guidance on FERPA makes significant strides in recognizing that a young person's development takes place both inside the classroom and out.

Publishing Date: 
December 2, 2011

Credentialed by 26, When Working Works: Employment & Postsecondary Success

Balancing work and school can hinder a young person’s success in higher education. However, the opposite can also be true: Good jobs facilitate student persistence and completion. So what does it look like when working works for students? That’s what we need to understand in order to transform employment opportunities into drivers of student success.

Publishing Date: 
November 29, 2011