Education Policy/Reform

Blog: Want More Kids to Be Ready? Help them Name and Appreciate the Skills They Already Have

Lots of people are talking about the importance of ensuring that students have social and emotional skills (SEL) needed to be college and career ready.  Too often, however, the focus is on what it takes to teach young people these skills.

Publishing Date: 
August 14, 2017

Transforming Government, Transforming Communities

Publishing Date: 
April 15, 2016

Youth Today: Wanted: Youth Work Principles in Schools

By Karen Pittman, July 2008

Seven students recently joined me for breakfast in a windowless conference room in Des Moines to talk about “the high school dropout crisis.” They were experts: Five had dropped out. Another had come very close.

Publishing Date: 
July 1, 2008

Education-Student Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey

The bill requires the State Department of Education to collaborate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in order to incorporate the provisions of the Maryland Adolescent Survey and the Youth Tobacco Survey into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance system survey.

Publishing Date: 
January 10, 2007

Pennsylvania: Life as a Teenager - Graduation Gap

Every year in Pennsylvania, one out of five high school students fails to graduate. Of the 153,523 ninth graders who started high school in 2000-01, those not reaching graduation four years later (2003-04) totaled 33,349 or 21.7 percent - more than one in five students. Nationally, only 71 percent of ninth graders graduate four years later (National Education Summit on High Schools, NGA and Achieve, Inc., 2005).

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2005

Audio Conference: Out-of-School Time: High School After-School and School Reform (9/21/2005)

On September 21, the Forum brought together several national experts to address key questions around the connections between the high school reform and after-school movements.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2005

Colorado: Concerning Policies to Increase the Inclusion of Nutritious Choices in School Vending Machines

It is the intent of the general assembly that school districts work with contractors to increase over time the nutritional value of foods offered to students in school vending machines and to phase in higher nutritional standards as vendor contracts are renewed.

Publishing Date: 
July 15, 2004