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April 17, 2017
How can we take what’s been learned and accelerate progress for young people in America, especially for those young people who are most vulnerable? How can we create the conditions for success for more young people, more quickly? To answer these questions, America’s Promise reviewed research about what’s changed in the past 20 years in young people’s lives and in our understanding of youth development. We surveyed our network, spoke with young people, and interviewed more than 200 people representing nonprofits, corporations, foundations, research and policy entities, educational institutions…
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Achieving Better Adolescent Health Worldwide: Global Application of the Prevention Science Research Base
December 17, 2015
Health risks can be difficult barriers to thriving for young people to navigate. In this brief, Catalano and colleagues provide a broad overview of prevention science and summarize research on risk and protective factors that reduce adolescent health problems in high‐, low‐, and middle‐income countries.
September 06, 2015
This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.
July 07, 2015
How Four Communities Are Working to Improve Education for Their Students America's Promise Related Promises: Caring AdultsEffective EducationSafe Places
May 12, 2015
Written annually by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education, this report examines the progress and challenges the nation faces in reaching the GradNation goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by the Class of 2020.
February 03, 2015
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Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation
May 20, 2014
“Don’t Call Them Dropouts,” a report by America’s Promise Alliance based on research conducted by its Center for Promise at Tufts University, was funded by Target. In the largest nationwide study of its kind to date, young adults who left high school without graduating spoke at length about their experiences and the reasons they did not complete high school on time. As the nation reaches the all-time high of an 80 percent on-time high school graduation rate, this report listens deeply to what the remaining 20 percent say is happening in their lives, and what they need to stay in school.
April 15, 2014
Child Trends offers 5 things to know about school readiness, based on its work with state policymakers and a review of existing literature on the topic.
Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives - FULL REPORT
April 15, 2014
The Survey of State Child Welfare Agency Initiatives for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, conducted from September 2012 to March 2013, asked state child welfare agency representatives to respond to questions regarding the policies and practices that guide their work in addressing the needs of infants and toddlers who have been maltreated. This report by ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends reviews key findings from the survey, and implications for policy and practice. The report includes an index of state policies and practices.