SSA Magazine - Summer 2013

Summer 2013 Features:

Extending Foster Care - Mark Courtney’s research paved the way for letting youth stay in foster care until they’re 21. Now he wants to find out how to make the most of those extra years.

Getting Their Minds Ready - A report on how “noncognitive factors” impact adolescents’ success in school fuels the movement to prepare students to learn.

  • Time of Transition - Noncognitive factors are especially critical when students are entering high school or getting ready for college. 

Poverty Protection - Fundamental changes to the safety net have impacted how it shields families from the Great Recession.