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February 12, 2013
The “State of America’s Children/Youth” is Discouraging
As the President readies to deliver the State of the Union Address tomorrow night, advocates are delivering a “discouraging” assessment of the ...
February 6, 2013
Consumption Amenities in Higher Education
A great deal of attention has been paid to the issue of rising costs in higher education. A variety of explanations are in the public discourse, but the media often ...
February 4, 2013
National Career and Technical Education Month
February 2013 marks a month when students, educators, stakeholder groups, and even regulators will highlight what works in career and technical education (CTE). The ...
February 1, 2013
Dispatches from the US Student Movement
shares reflections of student movements all over the country focused on student debt, election and voting rights for college students, coal, big ...
January 28, 2013
A Prescription to Close the Achievement Gap
Connecticut policymakers spend a lot of time talking about “the achievement gap.” Unfortunately, that discussion often gets stuck on test scores and curriculum. We ...
January 22, 2013
New Career Development Approach for a New Economy
For 35 years, YouthBuild has proven the power of combining work, learning, service, and leadership development to empower young people to transform their lives and ...
January 22, 2013
Where Gun Control and Youth Opportunity Connect
Amid the gun control debates, a central issue for those who care about children and youth: In too many communities across the U.S., our kids have never grown up with ...
January 17, 2013
Hear Our Voice: A Children’s/Youth Inaugural Address
A new video features unscripted voices and experiences of young Americans who know they have a stake in the next four years. Children and youth ages 5 to 25 from ...
January 16, 2013
How to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth: Engage Employers to Invest in What Works
In a time of fiscal restraint, an unemployment crisis among our young people, and a skills gap that hurts our businesses and hampers our recovery, it is vital that ...
January 11, 2013
Perspectives on the Federal Student Aid System: Promise and Problems (Archived Webinar)
The federal student aid system is an assortment of grants, loans, campus-based aid, tax incentives, and other policies aimed at increasing access to postsecondary ...
January 9, 2013
5 Reasons To Complete the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free online application that anyone applying to college can fill out. The application puts you in ...
December 21, 2012
Progress in the First Five Years: An Evaluation of Achieving the Dream in WA State
In 2004, Lumina Foundation for Education launched an innovative national reform initiative, Achieving the Dream (ATD), with the purpose of increasing the persistence ...
December 13, 2012
VIDEO: Young Leaders Share Stories with Dept. of Education
A video highlighting the National Council of Young Leaders' meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in October 2012.
December 11, 2012
After the Cliff: Opportunity to Move the Needle on Poverty?
Jan Richter blogs on promising areas of compromise in long-term economic plans.
December 4, 2012
Solving a National Crisis: Youth Employment and Opportunity
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
November 15, 2012
Youth Invincibles Cuts Through the Noise & Offers Real Reforms to Federal Financial Aid
Young Invincibles interviewed thousands of college students on student debt - here are their finding and policy recommendations based on what they heard.
November 14, 2012
Record Shares of Young Adults Have Finished Both High School and College
Record shares of young adults are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available ...
October 29, 2012
Jon Stewart: Young Veterans Deserve Opportunity
Many young veterans who have served in war zones are finding themselves living in a civilian world that not only follows a different pace and structure, but too often ...
October 25, 2012
No Matter the Theory, Increasing Opportunity Is the Solution
Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to VP Biden, says to understand what the current policy debate means for poverty, low-income programs, ...
October 24, 2012
Video: What Does Opportunity Mean to You?
SparkAction asked youth and adults what opportunity means to them and why it's important now. Add your voice - what does opportunity mean to you?
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