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Robert Balfanz  // Posts tagged as "Robert Balfanz"

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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Keeping Secondary School Students Connected to School When Schooling is Remote

Keeping Secondary School Students Connected to School When Schooling is Remote

As more and more schools close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its important to consider how to keep all students connected to school when it is remote. Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research professor at the Center for Safe and Healthy School at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, highlights […]

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A career dedicated to improving educational outcomes

A career dedicated to improving educational outcomes

For 20 years, Johns Hopkins School of Education researcher Bob Balfanz has worked to help students make it through high school. Now he’s turned his attention to helping them succeed in college. By Andrew Myers, written for The HubFollow this link for the full story. When Bob Balfanz stepped to the podium to open the Pathways to Adult […]

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2019 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

2019 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

New In-Depth Analysis of High School Graduation Rates Reveals Progress is Real, But Slowing, Indicating Urgency to Double Down on Equity Gaps The ‘Building a Grad Nation’ Report’s First-Ever Secondary School Improvement Index Shows More Than Two Thirds of States Have Increased Graduation Rates and Other Measures Of Academic Achievement, Mitigating Concerns Around Diminished Graduation […]

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