All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
October 16, 2020
WASHINGTON – America’s Promise Alliance today named seven youth leaders to its governing boards, where they will serve as full decision-making members and help shape the direction of the organization. Three youth leaders will be serving on the Board of Directors, and four will serve as Trustees.
October 01, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C – New data show that pre-COVID-19, the nation’s high school graduation rate was at an all-time high—driven by substantial gains over the past decade among low-income, Black, and Hispanic students as well as students with disabilities. These, however, are among the very populations most affected by COVID-19, its disruptions to schooling, and the nation’s on-going struggles with systematic racism.
September 23, 2020
August 28, 2020
June 24, 2020
June 12, 2020
WASHINGTON – A nationally representative survey of high school students, administered when most had been out of school for more than four weeks due to COVID-19, suggests that many students are feeling unhappy or depressed; worried about having their basic needs met; and disconnected from school, adults, and classmates.
June 08, 2020
On May 25th, George Floyd died as a result of an egregious act of police brutality. In the two weeks since, communities around the country have risen up in outrage and in search of justice for Mr. Floyd, his family, and for the countless other Black lives that have been lost as a result of systems that were built on a foundation of oppression.
June 01, 2020
Like so many others, we were deeply pained by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis this past Monday. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Violence against Black Americans, as we’ve seen with the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others this year alone, is emblematic of the systemic racism that remains in our country.
April 15, 2020
WASHINGTON – America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation campaign today released guidance to help policymakers, educators, and community leaders make decisions about high school students whose educations have been upended by COVID-19.