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New study of eight community schools indicates rising graduation rates

October 16, 2009

The Coalition for Community Schools in partnership with the National Association for Secondary School Principals is pleased to release a review of eight community schools yielding evidence of rising graduation and college going rates and a reduction in dropout rates. Schools from around the nation: Bronx, NY; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; and Tukwila, WA, have found a way to reconnect with youth, enriching their educational experiences. These secondary institutions comes from the poorest and most ethnically diverse parts of the country and…

Type: News

TAG: Grad Rate Data

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Grad Nation Action Forum held as part of effort to reduce the nation’s dropout rate

September 21, 2009

America’s Promise Alliance brought together community teams, national partners and funding partners – all committed to the goal of helping the nation cut the dropout rate in half by 2018 – for the Grad Nation Action Forum September 16-18 in Washington, D.C.
September and October Dropout Prevention Summits

September 11, 2009

More than 20 summits will be held in September and October in cities across the country, with more to come before the end of 2009.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

America’s Promise Alliance Dropout Prevention Summits Update

June 26, 2009

In an effort to reduce America’s high school dropout rates, the Alliance introduced the Dropout Prevention Campaign in April 2008. More than 45 Dropout Prevention Summits have been held in cities nationwide – bringing together more than 14,000 mayors and governors, business owners, child advocates, school administrators, students and parents to develop workable solutions and action plans. Summits were recently held in Cincinnati, St. Louis and Maryland. Upcoming summits include West Virginia, Maine and Montana.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Grad Nation Webinar Presentation Now Available

June 05, 2009

On April 6, 2009, America’s Promise Alliance hosted an “Intro to Grad Nation” webinar which featured authors Robert Balfanz, Ph.D., Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and John M. Bridgeland, President & CEO, Civic Enterprises, Inc.. The audio presentation and accompanying PowerPoint are now available for downloading on www.americaspromise.org.

Type: News

TAG: Grad Rate Data

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign