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A new report from Attendance Works highlights ways in which data can be a crucial tool in reducing rates of chronic absence, helping districts to design more effective, targeted, and equitable solutions.
West Virginia’s Promise is a statewide program that mobilizes partners to strengthen the capacity of local communities to develop and support young people.
With midterm elections right around the corner, universities, celebrity activists, youth-serving organizations, and young people themselves around the country are urging young voters to head to the polls.
This September, No Kid Hungry has partnered with 15,000 restaurants across the country to provide food stability for the one in six children living with hunger in America.
From creating apps to organizing support groups to making resources more widely available, here’s how four young advocates are leading efforts to improve mental health for their generation.
“Good is not great, and greatness is an expectation.”  That’s the philosophy that informs every step of Chandra C. Scott’s work.
Historically, sex education has focused on STI and pregnancy prevention. Now, advocates say that to create a safer, healthier, and more affirmative culture for young people, we need sex ed to focus on pleasure, too.
When students aren’t in school, they miss out on important developmental and educational opportunities. For Attendance Awareness Month this September, advocates encourage communities across the country to band together to fight chronic absence.
In all the talk about the importance of reducing suspensions and other exclusionary discipline practices in schools, one question looms large for most educators and administrators: What do we do instead? For many people, part of the answer lies in restorative practices.
If you could go back in time and give just one piece of advice to yourself as a college freshman, what would it be? That’s the question the staff here at America’s Promise answered.
At a recent Town Hall event, leaders of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative shared three key principles for closing the persistent opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color.
On July 12th, students and communities across the country celebrated National Summer Learning Day, meant to prevent “summer slide” by promoting learning opportunities and health for young people while they aren’t in school.
“Every student has a story and every student has their own hurdles and individual challenges. And often it takes an individual person to help them overcome these roadblocks to success.”
America's Promise welcomes four new partners: Spark, All Our Children, The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, and FSG have joined America’s Promise as alliance partners! Find out more about these organizations here.
“All you got to do is to get suspended one time and you’re labeled. I see it, like they follow the same kids around, like everybody knows, ‘Hey, those are the bad kid.’”
Although sexual misconduct remains alarmingly pervasive in K-12 education, many schools, students, parents, and organizations aren’t aware of their responsibilities and individuals’ rights under Title IX. Here’s an overview on how Title IX applies to K-12 programs.