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For Low-Income Students, Free College Often Comes at a High Price

October 17, 2018

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.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

What’s Working: Why Data Matters in the Fight Against Chronic Absence

September 28, 2018

A new report from Attendance Works highlights ways in which data can be a crucial tool in reducing rates of chronic absence, helping districts to design more effective, targeted, and equitable solutions.
Community Leader Spotlight with West Virginia’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth

September 26, 2018

West Virginia’s Promise is a statewide program that mobilizes partners to strengthen the capacity of local communities to develop and support young people.
Community Leader Spotlight with the Mobile Area Education Foundation

August 29, 2018

“Good is not great, and greatness is an expectation.” 
From Prevention to Pleasure: The Next Frontier for Sex Ed?

August 23, 2018

Historically, sex education has focused on STI and pregnancy prevention. Now, advocates say that to create a safer, healthier, and more affirmative culture for young people, we need sex ed to focus on pleasure, too.
Get Involved in the Fight Against Chronic Absence

August 21, 2018

When students aren’t in school, they miss out on important developmental and educational opportunities. For Attendance Awareness Month this September, advocates encourage communities across the country to band together to fight chronic absence.
Six Steps to Implementing Restorative Practices

August 14, 2018

In all the talk about the importance of reducing suspensions and other exclusionary discipline practices in schools, one question looms large for most educators and administrators: What do we do instead? For many people, part of the answer lies in restorative practices.
What Advice Would You Give Yourself as a College Freshman?

August 09, 2018

If you could go back in time and give just one piece of advice to yourself as a college freshman, what would it be? That’s the question the staff here at America’s Promise answered. As millions of young people prepare to enter their freshman year of college this summer, we wanted to reflect on what we wish we had known.  So here are a few pieces of meaningful advice we would give ourselves —and by extension, to all the nervous and excited soon-to-be college freshmen out there right now.  

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Community Leader Spotlight with Illinois Valley High School

July 19, 2018

“Every student has a story and every student has their own hurdles and individual challenges. And often it takes an individual person to help them overcome these roadblocks to success.”

Type: News

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign, National Alliance

Five Youth Quotes on What It’s Like to Be Suspended or Expelled

July 12, 2018

“All you got to do is to get suspended one time and you’re labeled. I see it, like they follow the same kids around, like everybody knows, ‘Hey, those are the bad kid.’”