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March 10, 2015
Juvenile Justice Solutions Should Always Start with Positive Youth Development
Positive Youth Development is a youth justice system that focuses on a young person's strengths and positive development rather than a deficit-based correctional ...
March 9, 2015
All Lives Matter: Improving the Lives of Young Boys and Men of Color
In communities across the country, demonstrators have peacefully organized to protest against violence. These protests are being done in an effort to demonstrate that ...
February 27, 2015
Benefits of Social-Emotional Programs Far Outweigh Their Costs, Study Finds
What happens when schools invest more in social-emotional learning programs such as positive action, life skills training and responsive classroom? The programs ...
February 12, 2015
Empowering Youth to Chart their Course to Readiness
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big ...
January 22, 2015
Op-Ed: Arne Duncan: Improving American education is not optional
On consecutive days this week, the United States was introduced to two very different visions for its most important education law. Quite soon, Congress will choose ...
November 26, 2014
Community Engagement: The Secret Ingredient in Education
To be successful and sustainable, education reform initiatives must strategically incorporate the voices of those who have the most to lose or gain. That means ...
November 3, 2014
In Nashville, a Middle School Adds More than Hours to the School Day
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how ...
October 27, 2014
How to Stay Up-to-Date with What’s Happening in Competency-Based Higher Education (When You Have Very Little Free Time)
Read Stephanie's guide to staying up-to-date on competency-based higher education from websites, books and twitter handles.
October 16, 2014
In a Rural California School District, a “Quiet Revolution” in Learning
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot ...
July 18, 2014
A High-Level Talk About Readiness
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, ...
July 17, 2014
The Impact of After-School Arts Programs
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 ...
July 11, 2014
Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection
Disconnection from the societal anchor structures of school and work during the transition to adulthood has serious consequences for young people themselves as well ...
May 8, 2014
[VIDEO] Supporting First Gens Entering the Workforce
We hosted a Google Hangout with two inspiring leaders in the movement to support first-generation college student success. In these clips, Yolanda Norman and Ben ...
April 17, 2014
Needed: More Better Learning Time
Boredom and disengagement are not the inevitable byproducts of adolescence—research suggests they’re the byproducts of lousy learning environments. Our ...
April 14, 2014
WEBCAST: Performance Partnership Pilots and Disconnected Youth
On April 21, the Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget, the Corporation for National and Community Service and other agencies will host an ...
April 1, 2014
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
This KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation adds more data to the assertion that where a child’s family is from and where they live ...
March 13, 2014
To Close the College Readiness Gap, Do Business Differently
Rather than pushing college readiness, Paymon Rouhanifard plans to focus on improving school safety and renovating facilities as a first priority.
March 10, 2014
The Generation Schools Network Model
The Generation Schools Network explores how schools with tight budgets can achieve dramatic improvements not by increasing spending, but by redeploying their resources.
January 29, 2014
President Obama, Here Are Five Ways to Help 6 Million Young People
Opportunity Nation Executive Director Mark Edwards gives 5 ways the President and Congress can help disconnected youth get back on track.
January 8, 2014
Expanding Learning, Expanding Opportunities (VIDEO)
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of ...
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