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The Next Generation of Evidence-Based Policy

The Next Generation of Evidence-Based Policy

By Vivian Tseng When we began this blog series, we posited that evidence-based policymaking was at a crossroads. In the past six months—despite rancorous partisan debates and a fierce presidential primary season—Congress surprised everyone and passed the long overdue re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with strong support from both parties. The Every […]

Can apprenticeships help reduce youth unemployment?
By November 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Can apprenticeships help reduce youth unemployment?

By Clio Chang, Century Foundation Policy Issue Brief America has a lingering problem employing its youngest workers. In July 2015, the nationwide youth unemployment rate was at 12.2 percent, more than double the general unemployment rate of 5.3 percent.1 Even worse, the number of disconnected youth—those between ages 16 to 24 who are neither in […]

The Narrative of Privilege
By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Narrative of Privilege

By Atif Kukaswadia, PhD Posted: August 24, 2015 Public Health Perspectives ‘Miss,’ she said, as I bit my tongue. I was choking on the worst insult a female junior doctor can bear, ‘I know that crystal meth is really my problem. I’m going to quit the meth.’ ‘Love,’ I started, a reflex term of endearment for […]

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What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? MENTOR CEO David Shapiro explains

What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? MENTOR CEO David Shapiro explains

What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for the better? David Shapiro is uniquely qualified to answer these and many more pressing questions about […]

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The Detrimental Effects of Poverty on the Developing Brain

The Detrimental Effects of Poverty on the Developing Brain

http://neurosciencenews.com/child-poverty-brain-changes-2274/    An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, […]

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Post by Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation.  Follow her on Twitter @VivianT88. From Psychology Today. In 2006, Professor Paul Cobb of Vanderbilt University approached Michael Sorum—then the chief academic officer of Fort Worth Independent School District—to participate in a study. Sorum declined. His office was inundated with requests from […]

Racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth

Racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth

by Bernadette Sanchez Ali Mroczkowski, my student, and I recently published a study on the roles of adult racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth’s perception of the economic value of education (Mroczkowski & Sánchez, 2015). The youth in our study were high school students who were mostly from ethnically homogenous communities and schools. […]

Providing hope and support to children of prisoners

Providing hope and support to children of prisoners

  By. W. Wilson Goode Editor’s note: We are honored to have the commentary of Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. which also appears in the publication “The Least of These: Amachi and the Children of Prisoners. In a spiritual sense, I have felt an obligation to work on behalf of this invisible population: the children […]

A Look into the Development of the New Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

A Look into the Development of the New Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

by Mike Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management You’ve read a few articles here on the Chronicle over the last several months about the development of the next edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, which is scheduled to roll out this year. In this post, we’d like to give you a glimpse […]

Mentoring supports the college and career ready movement: Guest commentary

Mentoring supports the college and career ready movement: Guest commentary

By Torie Weiston (reprinted from the Daily Bulletin) A new focus on college and career readiness for youth presents tremendous possibilities for the mentoring world to partner with the education world. We’ve known for decades that mentoring relationships are positively connected to academic success; young people in mentoring relationships have lower high school drop-out rates, […]