Category Archive for: News

July 24

Making Summer Matter Using Feedback

Providing feedback on an experience is the #1 way to increase learning outcomes and increase future performance a.k.a "making summer matter". MHA Labs is working with over 60 summer internship and development programs in Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul to ensure that every youth knows how they performed, what their strengths are, and what they need to improve. ...more

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July 7

Attention Chicago Partners!!!!!

Congrats to an amazing summer start where over 22,000 youth are being empowered in programs and worksites across the city!

This post will help clarify and inspire the 21st Century Skills Development expectations for Summer 2014, as well as, supporting all One Summer Chicago, After School Matters, Chicago Public Libraries, DFSS Youth Division (CDBG+) and more. If you are a program manager, please send to ALL interested parties in your organization. ...more

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May 20

Growing Learners

Since the mid-1980s, test score-based accountability has dominated American public education. This movement took on the force of federal law in 2001 with the No Child Left Behind Act, as every state in the country administered standardized tests to measure student and school performance. ...more

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May 5

MHA Building Blocks

MHA Labs’ 21st century skills system focuses on a common set of easy-to-understand 21st century skill targets called The Building Blocks. To address cultural and contextual differences among our users, MHA Labs researchers isolated the core human success factors deemed most critical for college, career and life success. ...more

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April 16

Our youth are unprepared to join the workforce

With significant numbers of workers retiring over the next 10 years, the United States is facing a serious challenge in preparing students to meet workplace demands in an increasingly complex, knowledge and technology-based global economy. The results of the study reinforce the need for action. ...more

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