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December 21, 2011
Afterschool Hours: Game Changer for Innovative Learning and Leadership
Many suggest the need to engage kids in positive afterschool programs and develop their successful futures as leaders in the classroom and beyond. But ...
December 21, 2011
Time in School: How Does the U.S. Compare?
This new concludes that contrary to popular perception that most U.S. public schools require at least as much or even more instructional time for students than ...
December 8, 2011
Friend of SparkAction Named as OST Emerging Scholar
Tom Akiva of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a fellow project of the Forum for Youth Investment, has been honored with the America Educational ...
December 1, 2011
Caution: Expanded Learning Time ≠ Expanded Learning
Youth development expert Karen Pittman discusses expanded learning as it gains new traction all over the country.
November 8, 2011
Opportunity Nation: Live Blog
SparkAction's Tara James attended the Opportunity Nation Summit in New York, and she kept us posted via live blogging as the event went on. Here are her responses ...
November 3, 2011
Survey & Infographic: Superintendents on Out of School Time
A new survey of superintendents shows overwhelming support for out of school time for student success. A colorful, clear infographic shares the results.
October 29, 2011
Using Connectedness to Curb Youth Violence
After examining the data from an exhaustive national study on youth violence, Michael D. Resnick has concluded that the answer to reducing the likelihood of violence ...
October 19, 2011
Karen Pittman Podcast: Please Speak Freely
Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment sat down with Eric Gurna, Executive Director of Development Without Limits to talk about the ...
October 12, 2011
"We Are the 99 Percent" Creators Revealed
It began as a simple little idea, just another blog among millions. The Occupy Wall Street protest was scheduled to begin on September 17, and launching
We Are ...
October 5, 2011
Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools
This report reshapes the field for expanded-time schools by outlining specific practices that can lead to dramatic increases in student achievement and preparation ...
October 5, 2011
Remembering a Visionary: Peter Benson
Peter Benson, president of Search Institute, passed away on October 2. He was 65. Benson, one of the world’s leading authorities on positive human development, ...
September 27, 2011
This Week in Education: Back-to-School for Disconnected Youth?
There's a lot moving in federal education policy. First Focus' VP for Education Policy looks at what's happening and what needs to happen to make sure ...
September 23, 2011
Denzel Washington on Dropouts: 'Most Dangerous Time' for Kids Right After School
Actor Denzel Washington talks about making a difference in lives of at-risk youth. Watch the video here and check out the transcript in the link below.
August 19, 2011
Improving School Attendance in Providence
Providence's citywide after-school effort, known as the AfterZone, produced educational benefits for students who attended the programs — including improved ...
August 17, 2011
How a Debate League Changes Young Lives
A high school teacher suggested that because of his “mouth and attitude,” Jarrell Anderson might do well to join the Baltimore Urban Debate League. So he ...
August 16, 2011
KIDS COUNT: Promoting Opportunity for the Next Generation
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes its cross-cutting, comprehensive Data Book that looks at how children and youth are doing on a range of indicators ...
August 16, 2011
As We Count Kids, Remember Young Adults
The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and it got Forum for Youth Investment founder & CEO Karen Pittman ...
August 10, 2011
Exposure to Summer Programs Essential to Students' Retention
Each summer, some children have the chance to explore their interests and keep their minds sharp, while others do not. The cost of top-notch programs can be a ...
August 4, 2011
Podcast: Please Speak Freely
On Please Speak Freely, Eric Gurna, Executive Director of Development Without Limits interviews leaders in the fields of youth development and education to shed ...
August 3, 2011
In Avoiding Default, Congress Lays Groundwork for Harming Kids
While most Americans—and many citizens around the world—are breathing a sigh of relief that the debt-ceiling ‘crisis’ is over, the damage it ...
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