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I Came Here to Learn

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Students whose First Language is Not English (FLNE) make up the fastest growing segment of public school students across the country. In Massachusetts, one in five students is classified as FLNE.…

Barriers to Success

Thursday, March 30, 2017

While many young people in America continue to be bombarded by severe adversity, few receive the supports and resources they need to cope and succeed.

Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As the United States' advantage in educational attainment continues to decline, Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University joined together to release Closing the…

Hidden in Plain Sight

Monday, June 13, 2016

This report examines the growing problem of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying currently and formerly homeless students and the state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to help…

Don’t Quit on Me

Sunday, September 6, 2015

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.

Youth Voices

Putting the lives of young people at the heart of its research

The Center for Promise is the research institute for America's Promise Alliance dedicated to understanding what young people need to thrive and how to create the conditions of success for all young people. It is housed at the Boston University School of Education. The Center provides research that supports the GradNation campaign, including studies of the youth who leave high school without graduating, the barriers they face reconnecting with educational settings, the role of relationships is their lives, and the characteristics of the settings that help them persist to high school graduation and beyond. 


Center for Promise

High School Graduation Facts: Ending the Dropout Crisis

Here are some facts on high school graduation rates based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education and other sources noted below.


High School Graduation Fact: Ending the Dropout Crisis

GradNation Community Guidebook

While our country is making progress toward the GradNation goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020, much work remains to get all young people on the path to adult success. To help communities reach that goal, America’s Promise Alliance has updated the successful GradNation Community Guidebook, a research-based toolkit that provides guidance and resources to people and organizations working to raise graduation rates and better support children and youth.


Community Guidebook

Looking for more resources?

America’s Promise Alliance has a curated, diverse and searchable collection of resources and data about children and youth.


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America’s Promise hosts a number of online and offline events to help those working to end the dropout crisis connect and do their best work. 

These events include...

  • Online webinars
  • Twitter chats
  • Networking breakfasts
  • Panel discussions with ed
  • Research briefings


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GradNation reports and resources are available to you thanks to the generous support of Boeing.