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September marks the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice...
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The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book — the 25th edition of Casey’s annual report bringing attention to the well-being of America's...
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A recent Education Week article explored a pilot texting programthat keeps graduating and graduated seniors on track for matriculating in their...
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For some youth, reauthorizing the JJDPA will mean the difference between a high school degree and a productive future or an arduous, expensive and...
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Joshua Steckel left his job as a college counselor at a private school to help low-income, largely minority, public-school students in Brooklyn...

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John Gomperts, president and CEO of the America’s Promise Alliance; Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment; and Sean Slade, ...
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For kids in low-income neighborhoods after-school arts programming helps keep them off the streets and provides access to needed enrichment. Can it lower crime rates ...
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For some youth, reauthorizing the JJDPA will mean the difference between a high school degree and a productive future or an arduous, expensive and wasteful path into ...
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Disconnection from the societal anchor structures of school and work during the transition to adulthood has serious consequences for young people themselves as well ...
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A recent Education Week article explored a pilot texting programthat keeps graduating and graduated seniors on track for matriculating in their chosen colleges in the ...
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This week, Senator Cory Booker  (D-NJ) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the REDEEM Act (The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act) which ...
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