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DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Balfanz, Robert; Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2018
The report takes an in-depth look at the progress that was made between 2011 and 2016 in raising high school graduation rates and the state and district sources of those improvements, and identify where challenges remain. It also links improvements in high school graduation rates to the need to ensure that all students, including those…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer; Atwell, Matthew; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2018
Students in America live in two educational nations. In the vast majority of high schools with 300 or more students, the average graduation rate is already at the national goal of 90 percent or more and dropping out is a rarity. In the remaining high schools, the average graduation rate is 49 percent and on-time graduation for students is only a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Low Achievement, Educational Change, School Turnaround
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John; Atwell, Matthew; Ingram, Erin S. – Civic Enterprises, 2017
This year signifies two key milestones in the GradNation campaign to raise high school graduation rates. First, the release of the 2015 federal graduation rate data marks five years since states began reporting the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR). The ACGR, for the first time, created a common formula for collecting graduation rate…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, High Schools, Public Schools
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2016
The nation has achieved an 82.3 percent high school graduation rate--a record high. Graduation rates rose for all student subgroups, and the number of low-graduation-rate high schools and students enrolled in them dropped again, indicating that progress has had far-reaching benefits for all students. This report is the first to analyze 2014…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Data Analysis, Statistical Data
Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Ingram, Erin S.; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2016
Throughout much of the 20th century, the United States led the world in educational attainment and, in turn, economic and social progress. But that advantage has been slipping in recent decades, prompting the president and a host of governors and philanthropic leaders to set goals for America to reclaim its place as the world leader in the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Attainment, Young Adults, High School Graduates
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Ingram, Erin S.; Maushard, Mary; Bridgeland, John M.; Balfanz, Robert – Civic Enterprises, 2015
In 2013, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the 90 percent goal by the Class of 2020. This sixth annual update on America's high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Achievement Gains
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Ingram, Erin S.; Maushard, Mary – Civic Enterprises, 2014
This fifth annual update on America's high school dropout crisis shows that, for the first time in history, the nation has crossed the 80 percent high school graduation rate threshold and remains on pace, for the second year in a row, to meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020. This report highlights key…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Bruce, Mary; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2013
This fourth annual update on America's high school dropout crisis shows that for the first time the nation is on track to meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020--if the pace of improvement from 2006 to 2010 is sustained over the next 10 years. The greatest gains have occurred for the students of color and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Change, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Bruce, Mary; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2012
This 2012 report shows that high school graduation rates continue to improve nationally and across many states and school districts, with 12 states accounting for the majority of new graduates over the last decade. Tennessee and New York continue to lead the nation with double-digit gains in high school graduation rates over the same period. The…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Bruce, Mary; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2012
In 2010, the authors shared a Civic Marshall Plan to create a Grad Nation. Through that first report and subsequent update, they saw hopeful signs of progress in boosting high school graduation rates in communities across the country. This 2012 report shows that high school graduation rates continue to improve nationally and across many states and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
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Balfanz, Robert – Educational Leadership, 2011
The Talent Development program at Johns Hopkins, City Year, and Communities in Schools have created a new middle school and high school model that reduces dropout risk. Diplomas Now integrates strategies that are designed to raise student achievement, promotion, and graduation rates in the nation's most challenged high-poverty secondary schools. A…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Talent Development, At Risk Students
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Moore, Laura A. – Civic Enterprises, 2011
America continues to make progress in meeting its high school dropout challenge. Leaders in education, government, nonprofits and business have awakened to the individual, social and economic costs of the dropout crisis and are working together to solve it. This year, all states, districts, and schools are required by law to calculate high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Global Approach
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Legters, Nettie; Balfanz, Robert – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
According to current estimates, more than a quarter of all students and over 40 percent of African American and Hispanic students do not graduate from high school on time. The vast majority of those young people who do not graduate with their peers drop out. The enormous costs to these individuals, their communities, and our society require us to…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Educational Change, Resource Allocation
Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Moore, Laura A.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2010
The central message of this report is that some states and school districts are raising their high school graduation rates with scalable solutions in the public schools, showing the nation they can end the high school dropout crisis. America made progress not only in suburbs and towns, but also in urban districts and in states across the South.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, School Districts
Bridgeland, John M.; Balfanz, Robert; Moore, Laura A.; Friant, Rebecca S. – Civic Enterprises, 2010
High dropout rates continue to be a silent epidemic afflicting the nation's schools. Although some measurable progress is being made in some school districts and states to raise high school graduation rates, and federal, state, and local policies and practices are changing to meet the dropout challenge, the nation's progress is too slow and the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Attitudes, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
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