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With so many initiatives focused on trying to boost student achievement, practitioners often find it overwhelming to figure out what strategies work best for which students. That’s why the Forum is embarking on a project to bring together practitioners and researchers who have been funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).
Just how does an organization increase the quality of its afterschool programs? In Chicago, the answer was to adopt research-based quality improvement tools developed by the Weikart Center, a division of the Forum.
Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies that helps communities improve the odds that all youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 meets leaders where they are, challenges them to think and work differently, and helps them progress further and faster to deliver results for youth.
Washington, D.C. – A new tool is on the way to help providers and funders improve the quality of out-of-school time services.