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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 ...
January 3, 2014
Is Harsh School Discipline Necessary? That’s Up for Debate
Deverick knows how his life could have turned out if he hadn't stuck with his studies: prison, drugs, or even death. Instead, he became a star on the Baltimore ...
December 30, 2013
What Happens When You Give Youth an Opportunity?
Back in September, GOOD/Corps and The California Endowment launched the
, a joint-effort with one goal in mind: ensuring that ...
December 19, 2013
Karen Pittman: YouthBuild Grads Stir Inspiration and Anger
A YouthBuild alumni's story inspires.
December 19, 2013
Why Teaching is Harder than Rocket Science
A former NASA engineer now teacher acknowledges that teaching kids is harder than building rockets.
December 19, 2013
Expanding Equity through More and Better Learning Time
College readiness calls for tapping the resources of the whole community – higher education, community organizations, businesses, funders, and civic ...
December 9, 2013
Showcasing Practice in Expanded and Competency-Based Learning: MC2 Charter
MC2 Charter School is a free public school that provides the conditions that enable each individual to become empowered with the knowledge and skills to use his or ...
November 18, 2013
Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth
How can high-quality arts programs attract and retain low-income urban tweens?
October 29, 2013
NYC Teens: Live Chat on Police & Youth in your City
New York City teens: Join WNYC’s Radio Rookies live chat on policing and make your own message to the new New York City Mayor!
October 25, 2013
Clueless About College
"It was mid-October of my senior year, and it was the first time I’d been called into my guidance counselor’s office. “Do you plan on going to ...
October 15, 2013
Juvenile Justice & Afterschool: An Important Connection
The JJDPA connects to afterschool programs for important reasons: Here's why.
October 4, 2013
What YouthBuild Has Learned Over 35 Years
YouthBuild USA CEO Dorothy Stoneman celebrates YouthBuild's accomplishments for at-risk youth over the past 35 years and looks to what is ahead.
October 1, 2013
Jan's Corner: Intervene Early to Get them Graduated
Early intervention is key to get kids on the right path to graduation.
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