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Robert Balfanz  // Posts tagged as "Robert Balfanz"

Reports, Robert Balfanz, Uncategorized, Vaughan Byrnes | Comments Off on Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes Executive Summary Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years builds on the work conducted for a previous study, “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.” Released in May of 2020, that […]

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

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

The 2021 report explores progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates.  Co-Authored by: Civic & Everyone Graduates Center

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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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