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America’s Promise Alliance Launches ‘Every School Healthy’ Campaign to Fuel Movement to Create Healthy Schools Across the Country

November 15, 2018

America’s Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, today announced the launch of the ‘Every School Healthy’ campaign to create healthy and safe schools where all young people can thrive.
New Report Identifies Policy Opportunities to Build Healthier Schools

November 14, 2018

One major challenge to achieving a higher baseline of student health across U.S. schools? According to advocates, it’s that federal and state policymakers respond to particular moments of public crisis by passing narrow and targeted measures rather than considering the whole child.
Funding Opportunities

November 01, 2018

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
800 Schools. 18 States. One Major Call to Action.

October 29, 2018

About one in 10 high schools in America graduates 67 percent or less. In more than 800 of these schools, graduating is a 50-50 proposition for students. And on average, nearly three of every four students in these schools are students of color.

Type: Opinion

TAG: Grad Rate Data

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

What’s Working: How to Be Culturally Sensitive in the Classroom

October 26, 2018

Teachers should go beyond making diversity days holidays filled with flags, food, and language and focus on global fluency—the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to live and work effectively and successfully in a globally connected world.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

To Get Students to College, New College Board Scholarships Reward Progress Over Scores

October 24, 2018

While the College Board might be best known for SAT and AP tests, their latest initiative doesn’t weigh scores for either.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education

Creating Policies to Support Healthy Schools: Policymaker, Educator, and Student Perspectives

October 23, 2018

Initiatives focused on improving aspects of students’ well-being in schools—such as addressing childhood obesity, preventing bullying, and restricting schools’ use of exclusionary discipline—are gaining momentum. However, such efforts are often implemented in silos, without recognition of their interconnections. To advance the common goal of improving social, health, and academic outcomes for all students, coordinated efforts that integrate multiple components of healthy school environments are needed.
For Low-Income Students, Free College Often Comes at a High Price

October 17, 2018

All too often, hidden costs undermine the promise of free college. A new report from the Education Trust shows how such programs end up helping higher-income students while leaving many low-income students to fend for themselves.

Type: News

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

How Education Leaders Can Combat the Student Loan Crisis

October 17, 2018

Although racial inequity in student debt is a complex issue with no easy answers, education leaders and policymakers must take steps to reduce borrowing before students get to college, as well as to protect borrowers after they graduate.

Type: Opinion

promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

In Roughly 1,300 High Schools Across America, On-Time Graduation Still Elusive

October 04, 2018

After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign, according to new research from the GradNation campaign. Among them are more than 800 low-graduation-rate high schools with an average graduation rate of 49 percent.