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Blogs by Forum staff and by leaders around the country about getting young people ready for college, work and life.

How Can Schools Effectively Implement SEL Programs?

Ian Faigley, Director of Outreach & Engagement
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In the now annual rite of fall, my Facebook feed is filled with friends and family members proudly showing off their children, generally in the driveway or front yard, about to set out for their first day of the school. I can’t help but think back to when I was jittery for the first day of class, filled with excitement and questions. Will my new teacher be nice? Who will be in my homeroom and other classes? Will everyone else think my new Trapper Keeper is as cool as I think it is?

Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Evidence

Alexander Sileo, Research Associate and Special Assistant, The Forum for Youth Investment
Friday, March 9, 2018

On February 28th, agency staff, academic researchers and nonprofit officials gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s offices to discuss how evidence was used in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations as well as what opportunities policymakers can take advantage of to spread the use of evidence in 2018.