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2013 Building a Grad Nation Report

2013 Building a Grad Nation Report

This fourth annual update on America’s high school dropout crisis shows that for the first time the nation is on track to meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020—if the pace of improvement from 2006 to 2010 is sustained over the next 10 years. The greatest […]

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2012 Building a Grad Nation Report

2012 Building a Grad Nation Report

Although some states and school districts show that the dropout crisis can be solved, other states and districts are lagging, with 10 states having lower high school graduation rates recently compared to earlier in the decade. The pace across the country must be accelerated more than three-fold to meet the national goal of a 90 […]

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On Track for Success: The Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

On Track for Success: The Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) are an evolving strategic response to one of our nation’s most pressing challenges: enabling all students to stay on track to graduate from high school ready for college and career. In an era of data-driven education reform, EWS are at the cutting edge. Their rapid development is a […]

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2011 Building a Grad Nation Report

2011 Building a Grad Nation Report

We are now able to report that from 2008 to 2009 (the most current data available), the number of dropout factory high schools decreased by an additional 112 schools to 1,634, representing an annual rate of progress approximately three times as fast as the previous period. By 2009, approximately 580,000 fewer students attended a dropout […]

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2010 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

2010 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

The central message of this report is that some states and school districts are raising their high school graduation rates with scalable solutions in our public schools, showing the nation we can end the high school dropout crisis. America made progress not only in suburbs and towns, but also in urban districts and in states […]

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The Promise of New Mexico’s Youth

The Promise of New Mexico’s Youth

Lieutenant Governor’s Statewide Graduation Summit | September 10, 2009 Las Cruces, New Mexico What’s unique about New Mexico, the system of schooling, and the communities? How can learning from national reform efforts best be adapted to meet New Mexico needs? How can youth voice effectively inform school improvement? How can adult wisdom best inform school […]

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Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools

Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools

This report is  a collaboration between the Everyone Graduates Center and Jobs for the Future. While high schools with low graduation rates have developed in every state and many communities across the country, they are concentrated in a subset of 17 states that produce approximately 70 percent of the nation’s dropouts. These states, which are […]

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What Works! 2009 Moving Forward – Tennessee

What Works! 2009 Moving Forward – Tennessee

Graduation Summit Volunteer Tennessee  |  March 18, 2009 Students: Attend on time and every day, behave well, gain earned credits for promotion to the next grade,  and maintain a B average or higher Learning is relevant, participatory and experiential. School builds bridges to adulthood. Download the full presentation, a powerpoint, available here in pdf.

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2009 Grad Nation: A Guidebook

2009 Grad Nation: A Guidebook

Grad Nation is a guidebook for communities that seek to improve their high school graduation and college readiness rates. It  provides detailed information and tools to support reforms and enable effective community action in four key areas: Rallying your community to confront the Dropout Crisis Understanding the Dropout/Graduation Rate Crisis in Your Community Developing Comprehensive […]

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