K-12 Education

  • City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    This municipal action guide highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.

  • Cradle-to-Career Approaches Discussed at EPAN Meeting

    At a recent meeting of the YEF Institute’s Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN), mayors’ education advisors and other local education leaders discussed efforts to strengthen the educational pipeline for children and youth.

  • Grade-Level Reading Awards Presented to 14 Communities

    Fourteen communities were presented the coveted All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award at a recent conference in Denver for developing ambitious plans to help more children read proficiently by the end of third grade.

  • New Case Studies on Educational Alignment for Young Children

    "Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation" identifies five cities that are on the leading edge of efforts to create a seamless educational pipeline for children ages 0-8. Innovative alignment strategies in Boston, Hartford, San Antonio, San José and Seattle aim to ensure that more children are succeeding in school and reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

  • Webinar Archive Available on Educational Alignment

    The YEF Institute recently sponsored an hour-long webinar focused on local efforts to ensure more young children are prepared for success by aligning early care and education programs with K-12 education systems.

  • More than 120 Communities Plan to Apply for All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award

    Municipal, county and other local leaders in more than 120 communities have submitted plans to boost children's reading proficiency as part of their quest to receive the National Civic League's (NCL) 2012 All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award.