Youth Voice: When the Push for STEM Hurts More than It Helps

June 12, 2018

I was diagnosed during my sophomore year of high school with dyscalculia, a disorder that prohibits those who have it from understanding arithmetic. The discovery of my disability was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because I finally knew why I never matched up with my peers in math classes. A curse, because my high school is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

June 05, 2018

Authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance, the Building a Grad Nation report examines both progress and challenges toward reaching the GradNation campaign goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. AT&T, lead sponsor, has supported the report series since its inception through AT&T Aspire, the company’s $400 million commitment since 2008 to graduate more students from high school ready for college and career.…
As the Number of Students With Disabilities Grows, So Does the Need for Policy Changes

May 02, 2016

Though the reasons are unclear, the number of students identified as disabled is rising, amplifying longstanding questions about how best to prepare this key subgroup of students for high school graduation and beyond.
Five Women Who Represent Five Promises

March 23, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Alliance Engagement Team at America’s Promise decided to celebrate prominent women in history who embody each of these promises. While there are many more who could have made the list, here are five women we think of when we think of the Five Promises.