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New State of Preschool Report Released

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has released The State of Preschool 2014 report. The newest edition of this annual report profiles state-funded prekindergarten programs throughout the United States, as well as documenting growth. The annual preschool report helps track and understand progress across states and the nation. National Highlights in this year’s…

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Protecting Students, and Holding College Programs Accountable

Students pursuing education beyond high school have several different paths to choose: attend a trade school, community college, baccalaureate program, or for-profit institution – all of which can either be public, private non-profit or for-profit. Unfortunately, student outcomes and costs vary tremendously depending on the path pursued. According to the U.S. Department of Education, attending…

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Transformational Organization Spotlight: Wabash County Promise

The Wabash County YMCA is “planting seeds of hope,” in its youth through a new initiative: Wabash County Promise. Wabash County Promise is a community-wide initiative to promote college and career readiness in students in grades K-12. The initiative includes four key college and career ready components: Educational Savings: At school registration, families enroll in…

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Grad Nation Report Released

  America’s Promise Alliance, Alliance for Excellent Education, Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center for John Hopkins University has released the 6th annual report update demonstrating progress towards a national quest to achieve a 90-percent high school graduation rate by 2020. The GradNation campaign, led by America’s Promise Alliance, not only hopes to increase the…

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Program Spotlight: Indiana Afterschool Network

  According to a study by the Afterschool Alliance, roughly 11.3 million school-aged children are left alone and unsupervised during the hours afterschool. Approximately 19.4 million children would participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs if they were offered. Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN) is an organization with a mission to promote afterschool and summer learning through connecting…

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Meet the Newest Team Member

  Transform Consulting Group is thrilled to announce its newest team member, Monica DiOrio!  As Project Coordinator, she will assist with several client projects.  Monica graduated from the University of Missouri with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as a certificate in Multi-Cultural Studies. She recently completed a one-year term…

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

  May is National Foster Care Month and provides an opportunity to celebrate the heroes that are foster and adoptive parents as well as share critical information about the number of children and families who are impacted. There are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care. Here are some quick facts about foster care…

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New Preschool in America Report Released

  The U.S. Department of Education released a new report, A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America, which highlights the current state of early childhood education programs in America and the parity gaps for specific populations. Some of the key highlights in the report include the following: Six out of every ten children are not…

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English Learner Guidance

The U.S. Departments of Education (DOE) and Justice (DOJ) recently released guidance documents reaffirming the obligation under federal law that public schools must ensure English learner students have equal access to high-quality education. This comes on the 40th anniversary of the landmark case Lau v. Nichols that gave rise to the Equal Educational Opportunities Act…

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