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Ready Thoughts: February 2012

Ready Thoughts: The Power of One

Publishing Date: 
February 24, 2012

College and Career Readiness

Karen Pittman, Co-founder of the Ready by 21 National Partnership asks: Even if students graduate, are they really equipped for the next stage?

Publishing Date: 
June 11, 2010

What's in Your Cabinet?

In the face of budget cuts that threaten to erode crucial supports for children and youth, some state agencies have found a promising mechanism for increasing efficiency while maintaining or even improving supports for young people: Children’s Cabinets.

Publishing Date: 
February 16, 2012

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 11, 2012

Forum Flash: December 2011

Forum Flash: Youth Jobs, Youth Engagement, OST

Publishing Date: 
December 19, 2011

Ready Partners: December 8, 2011

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

Publishing Date: 
December 8, 2011

Disconnected Data Means Disconnected Youth

Fragmented data systems result in wasted resources; we are letting young people fall through
the cracks. if we don’t provide our policy makers the information they need to see how fragmented programs and policies could fit together, and if we don’t provide our direct service providers the in-

Publishing Date: 
January 4, 2010