Building a Grad Nation: Progress & Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic - November 2010
With one in four U.S. public school students dropping out of high school before graduation, America continues to face a dropout epidemic. This report was released November 30, 2010 by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, shows that we can end the dropout epidemic, even in schools from lower-income, urban and rural districts that many previously thought were hopeless. The report is supported by lead sponsor Target, and includes additional sponsorship from AT&T and Pearson Foundation.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: