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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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[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

National Analysis Shows Students Experiencing Chronic Absence Prior to Pandemic Likely to be Among the Hardest Hit by Learning Loss More Than 8 Million Students Attend Schools with High or Extreme Levels of Chronic Absence By Attendance Works and Everyone Graduates CenterFebruary 2021 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, one out of 6 students (8 million) […]

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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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School Success Corps Concept Paper

School Success Corps Concept Paper

To prevent a “Lost Generation” of students, EGC and City Year make the case for a student-centered framework for deploying people-powered student and teacher supports to schools at a critical time. COVID-19 and its social, health, and economic consequences present an unparalleled challenge to education in the United States. Young people, their families, our schools […]

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COVID Collaborative

COVID Collaborative

The COVID Collaborative is a National Assembly created to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. It is a collaboration between many of the nation’s leading experts in public health, education, and the economy, focusing on four issues: testing & tracing, public health & social measures, vaccines & treatment, and education. So far, the collaborative has produces two […]

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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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