Category Archives: Resources

Youth Group Posts Road Map for Investing in the Nation’s Talent Pipeline

The Campaign for Youth releases “Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nations’ Talent Pipeline,” an investment strategy that offers a set of recommendations to help national, state and local public and private stakeholders … Continue reading

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Improving Connections to Student Aid

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) releases a new white paper, Helping Low-Income Students Benefit from National Investments in Workforce Training.  students without a high school diploma or equivalency face the greatest challenges in obtaining resources to pay … Continue reading

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USDA Final Rule Boosts Healthy Food Access, Sets New SNAP Standards

The Agriculture Dept. (USDA) publishes a final rule to increase access to healthy food choices for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aimed at requiring food retailers to expand their inventory of healthy foods. “This final rule balances … Continue reading

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DoEd Releases Guides to Reduce Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youth

The Education Dept. (DoEd) publishes new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth and the school districts who teach them, transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit … Continue reading

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DoEd Names Highest-Rated Applications for $103M Investing in Innovation Competition

The Education Dept. names 15 highest-rated applications for the 2016 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award more than $103 million to launch and expand evidence-based practices improve K-12 classroom instruction. However, to obtain the funding, the 15 potential … Continue reading

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Joint Report Highlights Successful State Early Childhood Data Programs

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (DoEd) release a joint report  to help states refine their capacity to use existing data from early childhood programs to improve services for young children and families. The report covers … Continue reading

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Tapping into $10B in Employee-Directed Giving

Smart grant seekers can take advantage of a growing trend in the world of philanthropy, matching gifts or employee-directed giving. Unfortunately, this is free money that nonprofits often overlook. The popularity of workplace giving is clearly on the upswing. In … Continue reading

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Grant Guru: Take Advantage of Employee Directed Giving

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising and the giving universe. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. ————— Dear Grant Guru: We have heard a lot … Continue reading

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Important Children & Youth Related Research from Around the Country

Important Children and Youth stories  gathered from around the USA.

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$427M in School Improvement Grants go to Turn Around Lowest Performing Schools

The Education Dept. (DoEd) releases $427 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to help turn around America’s persistently lowest-achieving schools in nearly every state and U.S. territory. “When the president entered office he laid out an ambitious agenda to transform … Continue reading

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