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Community Leader Spotlight with Tanya Tucker from America’s Promise

November 26, 2018

Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
Podcast: Health Centers & Schools Uniting for Young Students’ Success

November 09, 2018

Many health centers across the country are building partnerships with schools to expand access to quality care and address the powerful social, environmental, and economic conditions that unjustly influence health outcomes of low-income children and adolescents in their communities.
Youth Voice: The Answer to School Shootings? Mental Health and Gun Control, Not Metal Detectors.

October 30, 2018

Schools should foster an environment where students feel safe, trusted, and are focused on learning and growing. Making students feel as if they’ve done something wrong before they walk into the building diminishes that objective.

Type: Opinion

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

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

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