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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.
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.
College Board
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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Nico Connolly & Monika Kincheloe

America's Promise Staff
A new report released today, From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope, helps answer the question: “How do we as a country shift from focusing purely on academics to fostering young people’s social and emotional growth, too?”
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.

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America’s Promise Alliance today announced that its Board has tapped Board Vice Chair C. Gregg Petersmeyer to serve as its new Board Chair. Former Chair Alma Powell will step into a new role as the Board’s first Chair Emeritus.
As Department of Education reports the lowest increase in 6 years, national education advocates urge leaders across the nation to take action.
The 2014 guidance encouraged safety and dignity over exclusion, and more importantly helped to create learning environments free from the racial inequities caused by exclusionary discipline – so all young people can thrive.

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