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Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment

Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment

In just over a decade, the nation witnessed a 77 percent increase in associate degrees and a 51 percent increase in bachelor’s degrees – debunking the notion that high school completion is not leading to college completion, according to new research from Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of […]

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Preventing Missed Opportunity: Taking Collective Action to Confront Chronic Absence

Preventing Missed Opportunity: Taking Collective Action to Confront Chronic Absence

Chronic absence is a national crisis that cannot be ignored. A day lost to school absenteeism is a day lost to learning. It is a challenge affecting learning in nearly every state. This brief, a partnering between Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center, builds on the first national chronic absence data set from the U.S. […]

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For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students

For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students

For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-income Students, takes an in-depth look at the state’s campaign to bring educational equity to all students. Despite an above-average poverty level, Kentucky is a leader in closing the gap between the number of low-income and non-low-income graduates, and has one of […]

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2016 Building a Grad Nation Report

2016 Building a Grad Nation Report

The 2016 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic report is co-authored by Jennifer DePaoli and John Bridgeland of Civic Enterprises and Robert Balfanz and his team at the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. The 2016 report is presented by lead sponsor […]

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Building A College Readiness Indicator System: Progress in the Dallas Independent School District

Building A College Readiness Indicator System: Progress in the Dallas Independent School District

The Dallas Independent School District has been one of the pioneers nationally in creating a systemic district-wide initiative to develop measurable indicators of college readiness at the individual, school, and district level and to build the leadership commitment, data infrastructure, adult capacity, supports, interventions, and outreach efforts to increase college readiness and college access for […]

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2014 Grad Nation High School Graduation Rates

2014 Grad Nation High School Graduation Rates

Download the Building a Grad Nation Data Brief: Overview of 2013-14 High School Graduation Rates. Click here to view the Press Release.   Click here to view each State’s ProgressReport  

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Every Student, Every Day

Every Student, Every Day

Every Student, Every Day: A Virtual Summit on Addressing and Eliminating Chronic Absence. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Attendance Works, Everybody Graduates Center and United Way Worldwide, this online summit outlines key steps that states, districts and communities can take to improve student achievement by monitoring and reducing chronic absence. Click here to […]

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AEE Dropout Report

AEE Dropout Report

The  number of students who did not graduate from high school dropped from more than 1 million in 2008 to 744,000 in 2012, according to “Progress Is No Accident: Why ESEA Can’t Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates,” just released by the Everyone Graduates Center, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Civic Enterprises and America’s Promise […]

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2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

Too many students are trapped in failing schools or in communities of intergenerational poverty with too few ways out. This sixth annual report to the nation highlights the significant progress that has been made, but also the serious challenges that remain – closing gaping graduation gaps between various student populations; tackling the challenge in key […]

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Building a Grad Nation 2015 Executive Brief

Building a Grad Nation 2015 Executive Brief

The Building a Grad Nation Executive Brief highlights the national high school graduation rate trends, depicting the progress being made across states and student subgroups. The brief also provides evidence of the benefits gained by earning a high school diploma, underscoring the significance of getting students to and through this critical juncture. The Executive Brief is […]

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