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Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
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Teachers should go beyond making diversity days holidays filled with flags, food, and language and focus on global fluency—the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to live and work effectively and successfully in a globally connected world.
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While the College Board might be best known for SAT and AP tests, their latest initiative doesn’t weigh scores for either.
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All too often, hidden costs undermine the promise of free college. A new report from the Education Trust shows how such programs end up helping higher-income students while leaving many low-income students to fend for themselves.

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Emma Floyd

Emma Floyd

Intern, America's Promise
Schools should foster an environment where students feel safe, trusted, and are focused on learning and growing. Making students feel as if they’ve done something wrong before they walk into the building diminishes that objective.
Monika Kincheloe

Monika Kincheloe

Senior Director, GradNation Campaign
About one in 10 high schools in America graduates 67 percent or less. In more than 800 of these schools, graduating is a 50-50 proposition for students. And on average, nearly three of every four students in these schools are students of color.
Rebecca Safier

Rebecca Safier

Staff Writer, Student Loan Hero
Although racial inequity in student debt is a complex issue with no easy answers, education leaders and policymakers must take steps to reduce borrowing before students get to college, as well as to protect borrowers after they graduate.

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After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign, according to new research from the GradNation campaign. Among them are more than 800 low-graduation-rate high schools with an average graduation rate of 49 percent.
Una investigación de Center for Promise arroja luz sobre las voces y experiencias de jóvenes afectados por la disciplina excluyente, la forma en que tales prácticas generan sentimientos y conductas de desvinculación, y la importancia de explorar sanciones no excluyentes con miras a obtener mejores resultados
Harsh school discipline policies and practices are leading students—particularly students of color and students with disabilities—to disconnect from school, according to a new report from the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance.