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Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Youth whose First Language is Not English (FLNE)--an umbrella term that includes English Learners (ELs), youth who have reached English proficiency, and other nonnative English speakers who have never been enrolled in a formal EL program (see Figure 1)--represent the fastest growing segment of the United States public school population. Despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Student Experience
Jones, Elizabeth Pufall; Flanagan, Sean; Zaff, Jonathan F.; McClay, Craig; Hynes, Michelle; Cole, Marissa – America's Promise Alliance, 2016
The Center for Promise researchers visited four programs across the country to find out what role relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among "risk-immersed" youth: (1) CafĂ© Momentum in Dallas; (2) Per Scholas in the Bronx; (3) Urban Alliance in Washington, D.C.; and (4) Year Up in the Bay Area. The…
Descriptors: Career Development, Labor Force Development, Career Readiness, At Risk Students
America's Promise Alliance, 2015
This report analyzes case studies of "more and better learning time" efforts around the country. With support from the Ford Foundation, America's Promise Alliance looked in Grand Rapids, MI; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; and Rochester, NY to see how time spent out of the classroom improved outcomes for students in low-income neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Low Income Groups, Low Achievement, Program Effectiveness
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2013
Abundant evidence has shown that quality early childhood programs generate enormous long-term benefits for young people as they grow to become productive adults, for our economy, and for society. But we don't have to wait 10 or 20 years to see strong returns on our investments in young children. Some programs create real savings in a year or less.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Human Capital, Early Childhood Education
America's Promise Alliance, 2013
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of possible careers. Every young person deserves all of these experiences. At the moment, unfortunately, not all of the nation's children and youth do. This guide is intended to accompany the video…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Video Technology, Success
Gifford, Beth; Evans, Kelly – America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2011
In this final evaluation of the America's Promise Dropout Prevention Summits, the evaluation reveals that the Summits not only served as the catalyst for the creation of new programs and collaborative efforts around ending the high school dropout crisis, but strengthened existing work, political and public awareness, and funding at the state,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, High School Students, Public Agencies
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2011
"Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development," a 2011 book by Timothy Bartik, Senior Economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, provides a new evidence-based approach for effective economic development. This approach is designed to support business growth and job creation by improving…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Business, Incentives
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2011
America's Promise's ReadyNation initiative has released this brief, which "makes the case" to business leaders on why investing in early childhood should be important to them. The brief includes "how-to" tips, helpful statistics and more.
Descriptors: Young Children, Human Capital, Business, Leadership
Balfanz, Robert; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Bridgeland, John M.; McNaught, Mary – America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2009
With more than one million students dropping out of high school each year, Grad Nation is specifically designed to offer solutions and tools for every size community and presents a compelling case for all sectors of society to get involved. The guidebook is part of the Alliance's Dropout Prevention Campaign. The guide brings together the nation's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2007
The third "Every Child, Every Promise" research brief focuses on the large percentage of the children and youth who will enter the workforce over the next two decades are lacking enough of the "soft" or applied skills--such as teamwork, decision-making, and communication--that will help them become effective employees and managers. The report…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Corporations, Decision Making, Teamwork
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2007
The second "Every Child, Every Promise" research brief examines the association between a family's income and the presence of the Five Promises in their child's life. The report documents the Promise gap that exists between children in low-income families and those in higher income families. Although parents in low-income families are typically…
Descriptors: Children, Low Income Groups, Family Income, Disadvantaged
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2007
This issue brief is presented as an update to "Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure Into Action." A national sample of more than 2,000 teenagers and 2,000 of their parents in a telephone poll indicates that the overwhelming majority of young people ages 12-17 say they have a "mostly" or "very" close relationship with their mothers and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Child Health
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2006
"Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure into Action" is the first national research that comprehensively measures the presence of the essential resources that correlate with success in both youth and adulthood. The report indicates that there is much work to do as a nation. It also shows how failure can be turned into action to improve the…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Lifelong Learning, Caring, School Safety