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    More Than a Village

    Building relationships with young people is key to establishing trust and cultivating a deeper understanding of what youth need. Learn why from the newly released report from the Center of Promise.

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    Get the inside scoop on what is working in communities across the country to increase graduation rates, learn from community leaders who are doing great, and elevate your work.

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
2018 Building a Grad Nation Report

2018 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

How to get involved

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Get the inside scoop on what is working in communities across the country to increase graduation rates, learn from community leaders who are doing great, and elevate your work.

Are you seeing progress using a specific set of practices? Is your community responding to new youth needs in a creative way? Are you part of cross-sector approach that is working well? Share your story with the GradNation team at [email protected]

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

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“I want to help the people in my community demonstrate that regardless of where we come from or the disadvantages we face, we are able to achieve our dreams if we just keep working hard,” he said.
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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.
 

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
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Alliance for Excellent Education