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

2016 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

2016 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

Hilda Ramirez strongly believes that “the answers to the problems that communities face lies within the people who are affected by the challenges.” Ramirez is the assistant director of the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, a partnership of community leaders that provides outcome-based development programs in education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, and health.
How can schools and communities create an inclusive environment for English-language learners? It starts by recognizing that bilingualism is an asset to be encouraged, not a problem to be solved.
As someone focused on supporting immigrant youth, Dr. Robert Ponichtera says that even though the young people he works with have many reasons to be fearful, he is continually inspired by their resilience. 
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
 

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