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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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A new report from Attendance Works highlights ways in which data can be a crucial tool in reducing rates of chronic absence, helping districts to design more effective, targeted, and equitable solutions.
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West Virginia’s Promise is a statewide program that mobilizes partners to strengthen the capacity of local communities to develop and support young people.
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With midterm elections right around the corner, universities, celebrity activists, youth-serving organizations, and young people themselves around the country are urging young voters to head to the polls.

Opinion Insights from thought leaders

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.
Eliana Perozo

Eliana Perozo

Youth Leader, SchoolHouse Connection
Maybe blood will drip from the back of my knees, maybe the stain on my shirt will be seen, maybe God will come down and work this problem out for me and I can give Mrs. Smith all the answers she hopes to beat out of me.
Jonathan Zaff Executive Director
Executive Director  Center for Promise
Finding ways to better help young people succeed in life is a constant pursuit for communities, practitioners, and policymakers, and one that requires us all to take what we at the Center for Promise call a youth systems approach.

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Number of Low-Performing Schools Continue to Decline, Targeted Approach Designed for the Highest Need High Schools Required for Further Progress Washington, D.C.
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.