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Disciplined and Disconnected

July 11, 2018

Disciplinary actions in schools often represent a missed opportunity. In many cases, the systems in place are purely reactive and lack a preventative component to address student behavior.…

2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

June 05, 2018

Authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise…

I Came Here to Learn

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

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

December 07, 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…

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

VISIT THE AMERICA'S PROMISE LEARNING LIBRARY

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Events

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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