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With more and more students taking longer than four years to complete high school, a push is on to help those students by including their graduations in calculations about school effectiveness.
Looking for a proven tool to evaluate youth programs? Oakland, Calif., has found it in the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), which “is becoming a standard used to evaluate a wide variety of youth programs throughout the city,” says the Oakland Community After School Alliance.
Anyone who tries to get leaders from different sectors to work together better knows that sometimes you have to literally get them in the same room – which is what Chattanooga, Tenn., did last month when it convened 300 teachers, frontline workers, business people and foundation leaders for a conference about improving supports for young people.
A conference in Virginia last month offered one way to make sure college and career readiness is a priority for public schools – and to show educators how Ready by 21 helps them meet that priority.
While program assessment and staff training are valuable but sometimes daunting tasks, Camp Fire USA is expanding both through a partnership with the Forum.