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- Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
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District and State Considerations for Incorporating Expanded Learning into Competency-Based Systems
This webinar highlighted the role districts and states can play in facilitating the move toward a competency-based system.
- July 16, 2014
Better Together Information Hub
The American Youth Policy Forum has hosted a number of events following the Better Together Conference in Baltimore, MD. This site offers access to previous we…
Predictors of Postsecondary Success: Understanding the Value of Workforce Data in Driving Student Success
This webinar highlighted the opportunities and trends related to workforce data as well as the challenges and opportunities of building connections to educatio…
Making the most of time: Strategies for Promoting Expanded Learning For All Students
This convening examined the role that expanded learning, either during an expanded school day or out-of-school, can play in supporting positive outcomes for st…
Focus on Outcomes: Developing a Comprehensive Measurement Framework in Afterschool
This webinar highlighted tools that can help communities measure soft skills, and provided examples of systems that have undertaken this shift.
Re-Engaging Dropouts: Local Innovations & New Opportunities for Federal Policy
This forum examined the connection between state and federal policies that support systematic efforts to re-engage dropouts in education.
Better Together Case Clinic Webinar: Developing and Growing Homegrown Afterschool Champions
This webinar highlighted individual case studies of “Better Together” communities that have been thinking strategically about how to build and strengthen conne…
Understanding the Use of Research in Policy and Practice: The Definition and Acquisition of Research
This convening focused on research application in educational policy and practice.
Beyond the GED: Preparing for College and a Career in the 21st Century
This forum explored the history of the GED, and highlighted best practices at LaGuardia Community College’s GED Bridge Program.
Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being for Youth in Transition from the Foster Care System
This webinar highlighted program and policy supports that reinforce the social-emotional health of youth in the foster care system as they transition into coll…
Better Together Case Clinic: Messaging and Branding
This webinar provided the opportunity for “Better Together” cities to interact with national experts and local communities that have engaged in the critical wo…
Research, Policy, and Practice: The Role of Intermediaries in Promoting Evidence-Based Decisions
This webinar highlighted the use of research-practice partnerships.
The Role of Expanded Learning Opportunities in Competency-Based Education Systems
This convening provided an opportunity to hear from leaders who are currently incorporating expanded learning opportunities into competency-based systems as we…
State Perspectives in Expanded Learning: The Role of Statewide Afterschool Networks
This forum highlighted how Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) support the work of afterschool providers.
Leveraging National Opportunities to Support Local System Building
This webinar highlighted how communities can leverage national opportunities to support afterschool system building efforts.
High School Credit for Expanded Learning Opportunities in Providence, Rhode Island
This webinar highlighted The HUB, a student-centered initiative in Providence, Rhode Island, which provides high school credit to students for the work they do…
Promising Practices and Considerations for Districts in Competency-Based Education
This webinar highlighted two school districts that have pioneered the development of competency-based approaches and examined how policies can support or hinde…
Transforming Remedial Education to Improve Postsecondary Attainment
This forum explored how state and federal policy can accelerate proven reforms that will be central to meeting state and national goals to increase college att…
Exploring Implications for State Policy in Competency-Based Education
This webinar highlighted current efforts across the country to built an education systems based on a competency-based education approach as opposed to seat-tim…
The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS): A Discussion of Comprehensive Strategies for Student Success and School Transformation
This forum provided a close look at the AVID College Readiness System and its implication across K-12 and higher education institutions.