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Nuevo informe destaca la forma en que la disciplina excluyente hace que los estudiantes se desvinculen de la escuela

July 11, 2018

Una investigación de Center for Promise arroja luz sobre las voces y experiencias de jóvenes afectados por la disciplina excluyente, la forma en que tales prácticas generan sentimientos y conductas de desvinculación, y la importancia de explorar sanciones no excluyentes con miras a obtener mejores resultados
New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Students to Disconnect from School

July 11, 2018

Harsh school discipline policies and practices are leading students—particularly students of color and students with disabilities—to disconnect from school, according to a new report from the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance.
Luego de 15 años de avances, por primera vez ningún estado está por debajo del 71 por ciento, lo cual es muestra del progreso hacia el aumento de la tasa nacional de graduación de escuela secundaria

June 05, 2018

El informe Grad Nation destaca los avances y los desafíos a los que se enfrentan importantes subgrupos de estudiantes y las escuelas con bajas tasas de graduación en la nueva era ESSA Examina las conexiones entre la educación secundaria y la postsecundaria en momentos en que la nación sigue en riesgo de no alcanzar sus objetivos

Type: Press Release

promises: Effective Education

channels: Grad Rate Data

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

For the First Time Ever, No State Is Reporting a Grad Rate Below 71 Percent, Says Grad Nation Report

June 05, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2001, the national high school graduation rate stood at 71 percent. Fifteen years later – and for the first time ever, no state in the nation has a high school graduation rate below 71 percent and there are now 39 states above 80 percent, a major milestone toward reaching the country’s goal of a 90 percent graduation rate, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report.
Advocates Set New Goal to Graduate 90 Percent of Homeless Students by 2030, Enroll 60 Percent in College by 2034

March 05, 2018

Homelessness (ICPH), Civic Enterprises and America’s Promise Alliance launched Education Leads Home, a first-of-its-kind national campaign focused exclusively on addressing the needs of the 1.3 million homeless students enrolled in America’s public schools.
America’s Promise Alliance and AT&T Announce GradNation Acceleration Grant Recipients in Five States

February 06, 2018

America’s Promise Alliance, with generous support from AT&T, announced today the selection of five states and communities as GradNation Acceleration Grant recipients, as part of the GradNation campaign to raise the high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. The chosen grantees represent programs whose efforts are focused on accelerating progress for more young people to high school graduation and post-secondary success.
America’s Promise Alliance Adds Two National Non-Profit Leaders, Lomax and Barrow, to Board of Directors

February 01, 2018

Joe Louis Barrow Jr., former CEO of The First Tee, and Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), have been elected to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term, effective January 2018.

Type: Press Release

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

GradNation leaders sound the alarm as U.S. remains off-track to reaching 90 percent

December 04, 2017

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released new data to reflect the latest high school graduation rates. The national rate has reached 84.1 percent for 2016, up from 83.2 percent in 2015.

Type: Press Release

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Citi Foundation’s Youth Workforce Fund to Increase Access to Jobs, Including Apprenticeships and Internships, Among Youth

October 23, 2017

The Citi Foundation today announced the launch of the Youth Workforce Fund as part of its Pathways to Progress initiative to provide youth both in the U.S. and around the world with training and access to jobs. In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, 15 nonprofit organizations across the United States will expand their programming to provide a range of employment opportunities in various areas including environmental sustainability to robotics and culinary arts to coding.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes New Board and Trustee Members

October 19, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, has elected three members to its board of directors and appointed two members to its trustees.