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National Success Mentors Initiative Impact




My Brothers Keeper Success Mentors Initiative at Martin Van Buren High School
This report shows that the My Brother’s Keeper group saw an 8% increase in students accumulating 10+ credits from 2015/16 to 2016/17.

Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism  
This report by the Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, examines the efforts and impacts of the NYC Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement. This report details the efforts undertaken by the task force to combat chronic absenteeism in New York City between 2010 and 2013.

Diplomas Now Early Impact Findings: New Evidence on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism (PDF)
Diplomas Now combines evidence-based whole school reform strategies with enhanced student supports guided by an early warning system. It integrates the efforts and insights of teachers and school leaders with supports from Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools. It is designed to work in high-poverty areas with the nation’s most-challenged middle and high schools. Winner of an I3 validation grant, Diplomas Now is in the midst of a seven-year randomized field trial. An early impact report by MDRC was released in June 2016, with significant findings on reducing chronic absenteeism.

New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School (PDF)
Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly “student success” meetings led by principals helped New York City significantly cut chronic absenteeism in schools, according to a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.