P-20 Education

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Released: 08/2015

With college costs rising and students’ debt load mounting, there’s a growing national debate over how to make higher education affordable. What’s missing from the conversation is a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families. To address that gap and reset the conversation around college affordability, Lumina Foundation today released the Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education—a framework that clearly defines college affordability in terms of what families and students can and should pay.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeFunder Briefing
Topic: Education
Funding Area: Higher Education



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Released: 08/2015

Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school. Though often labeled “dropouts,” by society, stereotypes assume that these young people are deficient and simply disengaged – lacking the competencies of those that do graduate.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Education



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Released: 06/2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 09/2013

Good schools are, of course, essential, but not alone sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation’s young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and, yes, in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools and the broader community need to work together to create integrated systems of support for each child— an approach that we term youth systems.

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Resource Type: Research
Funding Area: Youth Development



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Released: 06/2015

This brief explores the ways youth-employment program providers can help young people who are out of the labor force and out of school obtain valuable work experience or further education.

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Resource Type: Funder Briefing



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Released: 02/2015

Since 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has sought to increase resources for young people organizing for a more just and equitable society. This paper highlights how civic engagement leaders can look to the field of youth organizing for promising new strategies to assist them in increasing voter participation, passing beneficial policies, affecting redistricting in 2021, and changing how the Millennial Generation thinks about values and policies for their lifetimes.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 03/2015

With support from The C.S. Mott Foundation, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in Michigan with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Youth Development



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Released: 10/2015

Higher education is a crucial pathway to social and economic mobility. Yet many of the public universities that should be helping students move forward are instead failing to enroll enough low-income undergraduates. As a result, tens of thousands of young people are missing their first, critical step toward opportunity.

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Resource Type: Report
Topic: Education
Funding Area: Higher Education



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