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GradNation Leaders Urge DeVos to Monitor Potential High School Graduation Rate “Loophole” Under Every Student Succeeds Act

April 10, 2017

As states begin to submit accountability and improvement systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center, today outlined steps that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could take to continue to close high school graduation gaps between white students and students of color, students from low-income families, and other traditionally underserved groups of students.

Type: Press Release

TAG: Recommit2Kids

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

channels: Attendance

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment

December 07, 2016

As the United States' advantage in educational attainment continues to decline, Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University joined together to release Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment.
Don’t Quit on Me

September 06, 2015

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.
Must be Present to Win: How Local Communities Can Encourage Student Attendance in September

September 04, 2014

Attendance Awareness Month is in September, but it’s never too early to start gathering your team. While most efforts begin naturally and logically with parents and school leaders, there are a number of other powerful allies who can play key roles and give a big boost to Attendance Awareness Month this fall.
Count Us In

September 04, 2014

Can we mark you “present?” America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Points of Light and United Way Worldwide invite you to join us as we launch the second year of the Attendance Awareness Campaign, which designates September as Attendance Awareness Month. 
Count Us In Again

September 03, 2014

A Sneak Preview Inside this Resource How Volunteer Organizations Can Help Improve Attendance: 1. Volunteer organizations can partner with schools to reduce chronic absenteeism Corps 18 AmeriCorps Vista 2. Help create a culture of attendance through events and general messaging 3. Foster stronger family and student engagement
We Need You! Enlisting Allies for Your Attendance Campaign

September 03, 2014

A Sneak Preview Inside this Resource What Community Schools Can Do to Reduce Chronic Absence: Offer a philosophy of working in partnership to address holistic needs of students and families Create a network of supports that ensure good attendance as part of a vision for academic success, family self-sufficiency, and economic prosperity Have the advantage of pre-existing partnerships already in place between schools, community- based organizations and other groups 
Can You Hear Us Now? Amplifying Key Messages About the Importance of Attendance

September 03, 2014

A Sneak Preview Inside this Resource Exposure to language: Starting in Pre-K, attendance equals exposure to language-rich environments especially for low-income children. Time on Task in Class: Students only benefit from classroom instruction if they are in class. On Track for Success: Chronic absence is a proven early warning sign of academic trouble and dropping out of school. College Readiness: Attendance patterns predict college enrollment and persistence.
Building A GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (2014)

April 28, 2014

For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic report released April 28 by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education. While more than eight in 10 public high school students are graduating on time, Building a GradNation shows more good news: the number of students enrolled in dropout factories has dropped 47 percent over the last decade, students of color…
Child Trends 5: Five Things to Know About Charter Schools

April 15, 2014

Child Trends offers five insights based on its review of the most recent national data on charter schools