Dropout Prevention Summits Evaluation
To assess the lasting impact of the Dropout Prevention Summits, Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy examined the ongoing community collaboration, follow-up activities, and fundraising that evolved from the Summits.
America's Promise Alliance has developed the Summit Toolbox to help conveners plan and execute successful summit events that lead to follow-up action planning and implementation at the local and state level.
Cities in Crisis
Cities in Crisis 2009: Closing the Graduation Gap shows that despite some progress made by several cities from1995-2005, the average graduation rate of the 50 largest cities is well below the national average of 71 %, and there remains an 18 percentage point urban suburban gap. Cities in Crisis 2009 finds that only about half (53%) of all young people in the nation’s 50 largest cities are graduating from high school on time.