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Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Leaving school without graduating presents a significant challenge for young people and for society as a whole. One way communities and school systems are responding to this challenge is with coordinated efforts to re-engage young people in ways that make it more likely for them to earn a diploma. Re-engagement efforts vary across the country but…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Reentry Students, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Relationships matter. What seems to be a simple truth continues to present a challenge--and significant opportunity--for those who work with youth. Research has repeatedly shown that positive relationships are an important catalyst for success, but often there's a gap between the relationships young people say they need and the relationships that…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Youth Programs
Wasser Gish, Joan – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Learning depends on the social, emotional, physical, & mental health of students. This resource shares policy recommendations to transform disjointed resources for children into potent systems of integrated student support. The systems that come together to support young people's learning and development include schools, community…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Child Development
Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2018
This report is part of a series that was released on youth and career pathways, with previous reports ("Relationships Come First" and "Turning Points") focused on the primacy of relationships within career pathway programs and the perspectives of youth within those programs. This report is a synthesis of the work over the past…
Descriptors: Youth, Career Development, Career Readiness, Dropouts
Jones, Elizabeth Pufall; Margolius, Max; Rollock, Miriam; Yan, Catalina Tang; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2018
Many teachers do not receive the support necessary to simultaneously teach and respond appropriately to challenging student behavior. The systems in place are often purely reactive and lack a preventative component to address challenging behavior. The Center for Promise examined exclusionary discipline in Minnesota by speaking with young people…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Discipline
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
Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Flanagan, Sean; Zaff, Jonathan F.; McClay, Craig; Varga, Shannon; Rollock, Miriam; Hynes, Michelle; Cole, Marissa – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Young people need support from an array of adults and peers to meet key developmental milestones and thrive as adults. This report is the second in a series focused on career pathways programs that serve risk-immersed young people. It builds on the programmatic insights in the first report asking youth participants enrolled in the four career…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Youth Programs, Interpersonal Relationship
Porche, Michelle V.; Zaff, Jonathan F.; Pan, Jingtong – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
All young people have the potential to succeed--to do well academically, socially, and economically. Some young people, though, experience cumulative and chronic adversity along the way--disrupting their opportunities to thrive. Young people have the best chance to realize their potential when communities can intentionally align support with young…
Descriptors: Barriers, Success, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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) Café 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
Hynes, Michelle – America's Promise Alliance, 2014
This report adds to the large and growing body of research about why some young people fail to complete high school on the traditional four-year timeline. To explore this issue, the Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance (a partnership between America's Promise Alliance and Tufts University) gathered the stories of more than 200 young…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Student Attitudes, Low Income Students
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
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