From the Field

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CCRS & AYPF Host Feb 10 Webinar on Career Pathways

In order to ensure all students are adequately prepared for success in college and careers, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students, employers, and the economy.  In recent years, states and districts have been working to build career pathways to provide studentsRead More

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Urban Institute Releases Case Study of the District of Columbia’s Use of Data to Support Its Cradle-to-Career Programs for Children

Since 2008, NeighborhoodInfo DC, a program at the Urban Institute and a partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), has helped the District of Columbia Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) use data to support its cradle-to-career programs. NeighborhoodInfo DC’s data and technical assistance influenced DCPNI on both substance and process. DCPNI staff now regularly lookRead More

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Philadelphia’s Project U-Turn Releases From Diplomas to Degrees: Examining the Path to and Through College

Project U-Turn has released a new report exploring factors that influence college success of School District of Philadelphia (SDP) graduates, including academic proficiency, student academic and behavioral traits, and timing of college enrollment. From Diplomas to Degrees: Examining the Path To and Through College reports that 58% of the 2003-2004 ninth-grade SDP cohort enrolled in collegeRead More

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Opportunity Youth Network and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Call: Leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act & Engaging Workforce Investment Boards | Thursday, January 21st, 2-3 pm ET

The new federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA is shifting a substantial amount of focus and resources toRead More

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Opportunity Youth United Calls for Local and National Agenda to Lift Opportunity Youth Out of Poverty

Opportunity Youth Unites (OYU) held its first Community Action Team (CAT) event in Boston, where organizers brought together youth, public officials, youth service providers, and allies at the State House. Participants called for a local and national agenda to lift opportunity youth out of poverty by increasing access to opportunities, and for increasing youth participationRead More

Reengagement

YTFG Co-sponsors Reengagement Plus! Convening Mar 16-18

Join us at Reengagement Plus! — the preeminent annual gathering for leaders, supporters, partners, and staff of the growing network of programs and citywide collaboratives focused on students who have left school before graduating. The 2016 convening will provide extensive opportunities for peer sharing, benchmarking, and problem solving via a participant-led, discussion session format.  IfRead More

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Yeah Boo

Yeah boo is a phrase frequently used in our family. It captures the nature of life—the ups and downs, the births and deaths. I also think it effectively captures our efforts related to the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. And when I say “our work,” I mean the work ofRead More

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Newly Approved Indianapolis Charter School Would Dump Grade Levels for ‘Milestones’

by Scott Elliott Chalkbeat Indiana  A groundbreaking Ohio high school that has junked the concept of grade levels is the model for one of two newly approved Indiana charter school proposals. To be called “The Mind Program,” the school is led by Broad Ripple High School French teacher Tiffany Thomas. Last year Thomas was partRead More

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Dec. 15th – Public Forum on Helping Low-Income College Students Use Public Benefits Programs to Fill Financial Gaps

Join the Center for Postsecondary Education at CLASP on December 15 at 10:00 EST in Washington D.C. for a public forum that will showcase policy recommendations addressing the financial challenges facing low-income college students, especially adults. We will discuss how nontraditional students can access more comprehensive financial supports through public assistance programs like Supplemental Nutrition AssistanceRead More

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CLASP Outlines Two-Generation Strategies to Improve Immigrant Family and Children Outcomes

On April 23-24, 2015, through the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted a roundtable on Two-Generational Strategies to Improve Immigrant Family and Child Outcomes in Washington, D.C. The roundtable brought together 39 leading experts from early education, workforce development, postsecondary education, and immigration policy andRead More

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