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Building a GradNation Summit to Feature National Leaders in Education and Youth Development, Release and Analysis of Latest National High School Graduation Numbers

November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colin and Alma Powell, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, and many other national leaders in education and youth development will headline the 2014 Building a GradNation Summit, to be held April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. The summit also will feature the release of the latest available national high school graduation numbers and what they mean for the national goal of achieving a 90 percent high school graduation rate.
GE Foundation Partners with America’s Promise to Support GradNation

November 10, 2016

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—The GE Foundation has become an official partner of the America’s Promise Alliance GradNation Campaign. Through its leadership and support for the college- and career-ready components of the campaign, the GE Foundation will help guide 24 GradNation Community Summits throughout 2014 and 2015.
DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING TOOLKIT available online

November 10, 2016

Dollars for College: a Student Financial Planning Toolkit is a first of its kind guide designed by financial aid practitioners that provides easy, comprehensive guidelines from middle school through college. The toolkit was developed to help students and families understand all the available resources and options that can make higher education affordable.
America's Promise Alliance Elects Youth Members to Leadership

November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON — America's Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, announced today that it has elected Ti’Andre Bellinger, 17, to its Board of Directors and Odunola Ojewumi, 23, to its Alliance Trustees.  They will each serve a two year term. 
GradNation Campaign Sends Letter to Congress on Issue of Graduation Rate Accountability

November 10, 2016

On behalf of the GradNation campaign, America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center and Alliance for Excellent Education, recently sent a coalition letter to Congress urging lawmakers to support continued effective high school graduation rate accountability for states, districts and schools in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization.
America’s Promise Adds Four New National Partners to its Alliance

November 10, 2016

America’s Promise, the nation’s largest partnership committed to positive outcomes for children and youth, announced today that four organizations have joined its alliance as national partners, bringing the total partner count to more than 380.
Grad Nation Report Says U.S. on Track to Reach 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate by 2020

November 10, 2016

For the third year in a row, the country remains on pace to achieve the national goal of a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report released today by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center, and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
New State Data Highlights Progress, Sobering High School Graduation Gaps for Large Groups of Students

November 10, 2016

While U.S. high school graduation rates continue to rise, new data released today by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center, as part of the GradNation campaign, highlight sobering gaps for key student populations in dozens of states.
Building a Grad Nation Report Examines Roadblocks on the Path to 90% High School Graduation Rates for All Students

November 10, 2016

Even as the nation reaches an all-time record graduation rate of 82.3 percent, low-graduation-rate high schools – a key focus of the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – pose a significant roadblock to the national goal of a 90 percent graduation rate for all students. While the number of low-graduation-rate high schools has declined considerably over the past decade, in some states they still predominate.
GradNation Campaign Encouraged by Record U.S. High School Graduation Rate

November 11, 2016

Today the White House and U.S. Department of Education announced that the nation’s high school graduation rate now stands at a record high, up from 82.3 percent in 2014 to 83.2 percent for 2015.