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Robert Balfanz  // Posts tagged as "Robert Balfanz"

Designing Education Podcast: Season 3, Episode 2 Providing Students the Support They Need in Postpandemic Times

Designing Education Podcast: Season 3, Episode 2 Providing Students the Support They Need in Postpandemic Times

The GRAD Partnership and Student Success Systems In the second episode of season three, Patricia Balana, Managing Director of the GRAD Partnership, joins Dr. Robert Balfanz to discuss how and why nine organizations came together to form the GRAD Partnership. The coalition is a national initiative that partners with communities to implement high-quality student success systems […]

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Meeting the Chronic Absenteeism Challenge What Do We Know?

Meeting the Chronic Absenteeism Challenge What Do We Know?

What does a doubling of the number of students who are missing a month or more of schooling in the school year mean? What do the numbers tell us about the challenges our schools and communities face, and what does the evidence base say about the types of solutions and responses that are needed to […]

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Designing Education Podcast, S2, Ep 8: A Place Where Everyone Wants to Be

Designing Education Podcast, S2, Ep 8: A Place Where Everyone Wants to Be

In Season 2, Episode 8, Sofia Russo, Principal of High School for Media and Communications located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City joins Robert Balfanz for a conversation about what is possible when school leaders, teachers, students, families and community members are given opportunities to engage in school redesign. With just a little support […]

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Reports, Robert Balfanz, Vaughan Byrnes | Comments Off on REPORT: Increasing School Capacity to Meet Students’ Post-Pandemic Needs

REPORT: Increasing School Capacity to Meet Students’ Post-Pandemic Needs

REPORT: Increasing School Capacity to Meet Students’ Post-Pandemic Needs

Increasing School Capacity to Meet Students’ Post-Pandemic Needs: Findings from the 2022-23 National Partnership for Student Success Principal Survey September 2023 By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes One of the most comprehensive post-pandemic representative surveys of public school principals on the provision of student supports shows that the nation’s schools and their partners are working […]

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GradNation, Reports, Robert Balfanz, Vaughan Byrnes | Comments Off on 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

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

Final Report to Nation on Efforts to Improve High School Graduation Rates Shows Long-Term Gains Due to focused efforts, 5 million more students graduated, rather than dropping out, from 2001 through 2020. More than half a million more students received diplomas this year due to progress. Washington, D.C. – This year’s Building A Grad Nation […]

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Designing Education Podcast, S2, Ep. 2: Chronic Absenteeism and Keys to Reengaging Students

Designing Education Podcast, S2, Ep. 2: Chronic Absenteeism and Keys to Reengaging Students

The evidence is clear. Students need to attend school on a regular basis to succeed. If the purpose of school is to help students learn and development, then being there is important. Until quite recently, however, we did not regularly measure the extent to which the students enrolled in a school were attending on a […]

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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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