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Manspile, Eleanor; Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2021
Immigrants are a vital part of America and help form the backbone of the economy and communities. Too often, however, immigrants are not given the same educational opportunities or necessary attention as their native-born peers in high school, leading to lower high school graduation rates and postsecondary attainment. Immigrant students face added…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Access to Education, Barriers, High School Students
Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John M.; Manspile, Eleanor P. – Civic, 2021
A new report from Civic in partnership with Hart Research Associates and made possible by The Allstate Foundation validates educators and parents countrywide who view social and emotional learning and service-learning as solutions to the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and divisions throughout the nation. Ready to Engage:…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Service Learning, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Atwell, Matthew N.; Manspile, Eleanor; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2021
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students continue to have some of the lowest high school graduation and postsecondary attainment rates in the nation. There are a variety of factors that lead to inequitable outcomes for these students. They typically face significantly higher levels of student need, as they are more often low-income and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives
Atwell, Matthew N.; Balfanz, Robert; Manspile, Eleanor; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2021
Students and educators have returned to the classroom for the fall of 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person learning in schools across the country. Yet, this does not mean the pandemic's effects on education and students are behind everyone, and the pandemic continues to linger across America. The current understanding of the…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Pandemics, COVID-19, Futures (of Society)
Atwell, Matthew N.; Balfanz, Robert; Manspile, Eleanor; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and protests against systemic racism have shaken the nation in recent months. In addition to presenting an update to the nation on progress and challenge in increasing high school graduation rates on a path to postsecondary and workforce readiness, this report also addresses some of the gaps, barriers, and innovations seen…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Low Income Students, African American Students
Atwell, Matthew N.; Manspile, Eleanor P.; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2020
America is ramping up efforts to improve outcomes for students experiencing homelessness. In addition to increased awareness of the problem, groundbreaking legislation and policies at all levels, public and private support organizations, local communities, and states are undertaking a variety of efforts to boost outcomes for some of the country's…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, School Closing
Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2019
This report builds on and updates many of the findings from the original nationally representative survey of Pre-K to 12 principals in 2017. The central messages of this 2019 update are: (1) principals continue to see social and emotional learning (SEL) skills as highly teachable and a priority in their schools; (2) more schools are implementing…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development
Atwell, Matthew N.; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John; Ingram, Erin – Civic, 2019
This year's annual update to the nation includes three new features. The first is a Secondary School Improvement Index to assess whether gains in high school graduation rates nationally and by state are translating into better preparation for postsecondary education. The second feature is a focus on homeless students with graduation rate data…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Educational Trends, Education Work Relationship
Civic, 2018
The central message of this report is while current and recent high school students today generally respect their teachers and give their high schools favorable marks, most see a big missing piece in their education -- a lack of social and emotional skills development -- and most recent students feel unprepared for life after high school.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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.; Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2017
The central message of this report is that principals across the United States understand how fundamental social and emotional learning (SEL) is to the development of students and their success in and out of school, but they need more guidance, training, and support to make solid and effective school-wide implementation a reality. Principals…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Principals, Administrator Surveys
Ingram, Erin S.; Bridgeland, John M.; Reed, Bruce; Atwell, Matthew – Civic Enterprises, 2017
Student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year. This is a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number of homeless students in 2006-07. As high as these numbers seem, they are almost certainly undercounts. Despite increasing numbers, these…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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
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