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Nearly 1.6 million students are in California’s public education system, including almost one-third of the nation’s English language learners. In California, one out of every four students is an English language learner. While San Diego Unified School District boasts an overall high school graduation rate of approximately 82 percent as of 2015, only 73 percent of English learners graduate high school in four years.
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.
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.
While the majority of new jobs in South Carolina will require some form of higher education in the coming years, few high school graduates in the state are college-ready, according to South Carolina Education Oversight Committee Executive Director Melanie Barton.
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.
The headlines go all the way back to 2006, when NBC News reported that adults in Houston were knocking on the doors of young people who had dropped out and encouraging them to return. Since then, similar approaches have taken root all across the country, and while the local media always covers the community’s hard work and dedication, their success rates don’t always make headlines.
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. has officially joined America’s Promise Alliance as a National Partner. The Student Conservation Association’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
America’s Promise Alliance is excited to welcome Tassel Depot to its National Alliance. Tassel Depot’s vision is to connect humankind by crafting beautiful and meaningful products while demonstrating a clear responsibility to customers, community and one other.
America’s Promise is thrilled to now count Theatre Forward among the partners in its National Alliance. Theatre Forward is devoted to advancing the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres.
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.
“Listen. Write down what you want to remember. Then go home and apply it. It’s about communication and collaboration.” With these words, Guadalupe Reyes, director of categorical programs of Oxnard Union High School District, called to action the Ventura County, California GradNation Community Summit.
Together, we must powerfully and publicly recommit to creating the conditions and opportunity for success for every young person in America.
As part of our Community Spotlight Series, which we use as an avenue for those in our GradNation Learning Community to connect and learn from their peers working across the country, we asked Mrs. Russell what she’s excited about, what she’s most proud of and what she’s learned in her 11 years in the field.
What do high school students think of new career pathways and 21st century skills? That’s what we’re trying to figure out—and we need your help. Previous research shows that almost all students say they intend to pursue some form of post-secondary education. Of course, not all act on that intention.
Saying that “children deserve no less than a bold agenda for improving their lives,” the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a Blueprint for Children to help the next president build a solid foundation for children and families and a healthy future for the nation.
Closing the achievement gap is a big, complex and nuanced issue, involving data, resources, accountability, assessment, equity, persistence—just to get you started.