High-quality preschool is the gift that keeps on giving. At least that’s what Nobel Prize-winning economist Jim Heckman’s research shows. The IQ scores of the 123 low-income children who attended Perry Preschool in Ypsilanti, Mich., did not improve significantly as was hoped.
The Forum's Senior Director of Field Services Larry Pasti reflects on how to select and effectively implement new programs and strategies in a Youth Today blog post.
The Opportunity Index is an annual report developed by Opportunity Nation, a campaign of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Child Trends. The Index provides data that show what opportunity looks like in the United States. Take a look at this video for highlights from the release of the latest Index. Please share this information with others.
This episode of Grow Kinder features Karen Pittman, an award-winning sociologist who has dedicated her career to starting organizations and initiatives that promote youth development.
The 2019 Landscape: What Do New Governors and Legislation Mean for State Children’s Cabinets So Far?
In January 2019, on the heels of gubernatorial elections, twenty new governors assumed office in states across the country, bringing with them new policies, priorities, and people. One critical and under-recognized area of impact? State-level children’s coordinating bodies--often known as children’s cabinets--which bring together state and sometimes private agencies whose work promotes the wellbeing of children and youth. Moreover, some state legislatures have recently taken action on children’s cabinets. Half a year into these new administrations, where do states stand?
The Federal Data Strategy Year-One Action Plan: What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How to Weigh In
More than a year has passed since the federal government announced its goal of developing a comprehensive strategy for using and managing data to deliver on mission, serve customers, and steward resources while respecting privacy and confidentiality. Now the government has released a draft year-one action plan and is seeking public input on its scope and content. This blog summarizes the draft year-one action plan and explains how members of the public, researchers, interest groups, and state and local policymakers can offer feedback.