December 20, 2016
In 2016, I saw lots of possibility and lots of peril, too, and t fills me with a combination of hope and determination for the work ahead.
October 20, 2016
For every seven more adults in a neighborhood, there is one fewer young person who leaves school without graduating. That’s a major finding from a new Center for Promise study, Who’s Minding the Neighborhood? The Role of Adult Capacity in Keeping Young People on a Path to Graduation.
New Study Finds that for Every Seven More Adults in a Neighborhood, One Fewer Young Person Leaves School
October 10, 2016
The more adults in a community, the more young people stay on a path toward academic success, regardless of other factors that influence a young person’s educational trajectory, according to new research released today by the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance.
September 08, 2016
Nearly all school districts have some chronically absent students, but half of the nation’s 6.5 million chronically absent students – those who miss three or more weeks of school – are concentrated in just 4 percent of its districts, according to a new analysis of federal data.
September 08, 2016
I don’t have teenage kids any more, but I do have a special interest in the nearly 4 million kids who are just starting high school right now. Back in 2010, the GradNation campaign set a goal of 90 percent high school graduation by 2020, and we’ve made great progress since then, reaching an all-time high graduation rate of 82.3 percent.
June 16, 2016
Faulty reasoning is often used as the rationale for suspending students. Here are some common arguments:
March 29, 2016
The number and quality of articles on promising practices in education are increasing, and there’s much to learn from what others are doing around the country to improve the lives of young people.
November 18, 2015
There is a burgeoning national movement embracing collaboration as a tool for addressing young people’s interconnected needs, bringing together multiple sectors to pursue a common agenda and reach shared goals.
September 22, 2015
According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report, the national high school graduation rate has hit a record high at 81.4 percent – on track to achieve 90 percent by 2020. But while the overall news is encouraging, there is still significant work to be done, particularly for students of color, students from low-income families, and young people with disabilities whose graduations are lagging behind the national average.
August 19, 2015
Every year, 485,000 young people leave school before graduating. With that decision comes immense societal economic, civic and social costs. Young people who drop out of school are oftentimes depicted as lazy and unmotivated. However, new research from the Center for Promise indicates that students who leave school express the same strengths and competencies that are found among school-going youth.