GradNation Action Platform

Accelerating Progress to 90 Percent

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Our Goal: Increase the nation’s on-time high school graduation rate to 90% for the class of 2020

The GradNation campaign provides those working to increase high school graduation rates with data, best practices and opportunities to connect and learn from one another.

 


  • 70% or less
  • 70% to 75%
  • 75% to 80%
  • 80% to 85%
  • 85% to 90%
  • 90% or more

2017 Building a Grad Nation Report

This report explores progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates. 

Co-Authored by:

Civic Enterprises & Everyone Graduates Center

READ THE REPORT

2017 Building a Grad Nation Report
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The class of 2020 won’t make it to 90% without closing gaps for key sub-groups.

To reach 90% we must close the gaps in the graduation rates of Black/African-American students, Hispanic/Latino students, English-language learners, low-income students & students with disabilities. The closer we get the harder it gets, so there is room for everyone to make a difference.  

SEE GRADUATION RATES STATE BY STATE

How to get involved

The GradNation campaign promotes work being done by leaders in every state and creates opportunities for the people doing the work to share their insights and support each other.

GradNation Community Summits bring together leaders from all sectors to examine local data, identify challenges and what’s working, and explore best practices for supporting young people.

Have insights about what's working to improve graduation rates in your community?

We would love to hear from you! Please tell us what you have learned. 

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News from the Campaign

Youth embracing one another
As support for sexual assault prevention gains traction across the country, a group of experts point to three strategies that have proven effective: Start teaching students about consent early, empower them to find solutions through intervention, and include parents in the conversation.
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A new report from the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable projects that high school non-completion and disconnected youth will cost the state upwards of $100 billion. Here’s how three Arizona communities are keeping young people on track towards completion, connection, and prosperity.
#IWillMarch
Though students at Thurgood Marshall Academy see the recent March for Our Lives rally as a symbolic moment, they know that long-term change takes time. After all, their school gets its name from the man who helped make school segregation illegal and challenged the separate but equal doctrine on which it stood for more than half a century.
Child eating sandwich
Families receiving food stamps get their benefits once a month. A few weeks later, kids’ test scores tick up. The pattern, revealed by a new study of thousands of North Carolina families, suggests that the additional access to healthy food helps students do better in school.
 

CAMPAIGN CONVENERS

America's Promise Alliance launched the campaign in 2010 and leads it today, in partnership with Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center at the John Hopkins University School of Education, and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

 
America's Promise Alliance
Everyone Graduates Center
Civic Enterprises
Alliance for Excellent Education