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Characterize the nation’s dropout crisis and identify the factors

In order to enable all students in the U.S. to graduate from high school ready for college and career, it is necessary to understand the factors that impede this, as well as the most promising paths to enable it.

Toward this end, the analytic work of EGC is aimed at providing the necessary information for policymakers, advocacy organizations, practitioners, and community members to engage in more informed data-based decision making and action.

The current focus of EGC’s analytic work is:

  1. Establishing the magnitude of the nation’s, state’s, and community’s graduation rate crisis
  2. Identifying the students, schools, school districts, and states most in need of additional actions and resources
  3. Highlighting the policies and interventions required to assure that students successfully navigate the key transition points toward graduating from high school equipped for success in post-secondary schooling and the workforce.