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Robert Balfanz  // Posts tagged as "Robert Balfanz"

What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?

What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?

3 strategies to boost graduation and postsecondary success by Robert Balfanz

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Continuous Improvement in High Schools: Helping More Students Succeed

Continuous Improvement in High Schools: Helping More Students Succeed

The newest publication by Martha Abele Mac Iver and Robert Balfanz, Continuous Improvement in High Schools, gives educators and policymakers an accessible, actionable framework to address one of the nation’s most important educational priorities: improving high school graduation and postsecondary preparedness rates. Martha Abele Mac Iver and Robert Balfanz, national experts in dropout prevention, apply the […]

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Presentations, Robert Balfanz | Comments Off on Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools worldwide closed and an estimated 168 million students have been out of school for over a year, entering into a mass online learning experiment. In the United States, in-person learning will largely be restored this fall, but questions remain about how to keep K-12 schools safe and about the lingering […]

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Robert Balfanz | Comments Off on A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects. By Erica L. Green for The New York TimesFeb. 18, 2021 The article highlights The National Education Equity Lab’s pilot program to reimagine and expand the roles and responsibilities […]

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Can Dropout Factory Researcher Save COVID Generation?

Can Dropout Factory Researcher Save COVID Generation?

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION with EJ Carrion is an education media publication focused on breaking down the biggest stories and latest education trends. In its most recent episode, Carrion interviews Robert Balfanz to get his perspective on the most recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse that showed that college enrollment for low-income high school […]

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2020 Building A Grad Nation Report

2020 Building A Grad Nation Report

Authored by Civic and the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance, the Building a Grad Nation report examines both progress and challenges toward reaching the GradNation campaign goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. AT&T, lead sponsor, has supported the […]

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Using recent graduates to strategically expand Americorps will help those still in school

Using recent graduates to strategically expand Americorps will help those still in school

By Robert BalfanzFor the Baltimore SunJune 24, 2020 Our country’s systemic racism combined with inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 threaten a 15-year trend of improving educational advancements of low income and minority students. Unless we take bold action, we are on the precipice of creating a lost generation of students, without secure pathways to adult success, further […]

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Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes: A Multi-District Study of Grades 3 to 10 Students Supported by City Year AmeriCorps Members May 20, 2020By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes There is a growing understanding that an integrated approach to social, emotional, and academic development provides the best path toward ensuring all students graduate […]

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After COVID-19: Recalibrating the American educational system

After COVID-19: Recalibrating the American educational system

After COVID-19: Recalibrating the American educational system When assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s school systems, Johns Hopkins education reformer Bob Balfanz sees a light on the horizon By Andrew MyersApril 7, 2020 The closure of schools midsemester and the transition to online learning have forced a great reckoning in American […]

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COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let’s Start Fixing Them

COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let’s Start Fixing Them

The coronavirus crisis is a powerful opportunity to reassess public education By John Bridgeland & Robert BalfanzMarch 27, 2020 Follow this link to read the full article on Education Week As COVID-19 spreads throughout America, urgent action is being taken at the federal, state, and local levels to support our health-care system and economy. But as […]

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