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Youth Share Three Ways to Fight Homelessness

June 26, 2018

What should teachers do if they suspect a student might be homeless? What about non-educators? Better yet, what can governors and legislators do to fight youth homelessness on a broad scale in their states and communities?
High School Students Get a Jump on College in Baltimore

June 26, 2018

All his life, Anthony Lloyd was told that he wouldn’t graduate high school. “Teachers, principals, just people everybody thought I was going to fail and end up in the streets. It was told to me so much I almost believed it.”

Type: News

TAG: Career Pathways

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation State Activation, GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: Pathways

Community Leader Spotlight: Citizens for Educational Excellence

June 18, 2018

Dr. Janet M. Cunningham believes that, “as educators we should encourage all students to find their strengths, pursue post-secondary education, and utilize their strengths in finding a satisfying career.”
Leaders Tackle Challenges, Solutions in Latest Building a Grad Nation Report

June 14, 2018

In 2001, the national high school graduation rate stood at 71 percent. Today, no state in the nation has a high school graduation rate below that number, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report.
In Wake of School Shooting, Students and Advocates Say Armed Guards Are Not the Answer

June 13, 2018

Twenty-three states have moved to pass legislation to increase the number of law enforcement officers in schools. But at a recent listening session on school safety, young people explained why this is a bad idea.
What’s Working: Linked Learning’s Pathway to Success for Students

June 13, 2018

Linked Learning started in California but a similar approach is now used in schools across the country…which emphasizes technical instruction, work-based learning, and wrap-around support services to help students stay on track.
A Michigan Grads Program Sets Its Sights High

May 30, 2018

“They might go to math class and wonder, ‘Why am I learning algebra?’ But if the career you want to pursue in, say, construction, will have you using those skills every day, you think about it differently. We get them to understand how the work they’re doing in school is related to what’s coming next.”
The Economic Upside to Increasing Grad Rates

May 29, 2018

Importantly, the Alliance for Excellent Education maps the positive impacts that a 90 percent high school graduation rate would have on local economies, breaking the data down by state, metropolitan area, and demographic group so that it can be useful for local community leaders, policymakers, educators and parents.
What’s Working: Unlocking the Untapped Potential of Relationships

May 29, 2018

Relationships matter. So what can national, state, and local organizations do to increase the number and quality of caring adults in the lives of students? And how can those relationships help support efforts to increase the graduation rate?

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: Caring Adult Relationships

Community Leader Spotlight: Communities In Schools of the Nation’s Capital

May 22, 2018

Ashley Lyles attributes her success in life to the teachers, family, and mentors that have supported her along the way—which is why she has dedicated her own life to paying it forward.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign