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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
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.; 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
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
Fox, Joanna Hornig; Ingram, Erin S.; Depaoli, Jennifer L. – Civic Enterprises, 2016
In the 2012-13 school year, Kentucky led the nation with an 85.4 percent high school graduation rate for low-income students and a one-percentage-point graduation gap between low-income and non-low-income students. In 2013-14 the state ranked fourth in the nation with a seven-percentage-point incomebased graduation rate gap. Even though Kentucky's…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Achievement Gap, Low Income Students
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
Civic Enterprises, 2015
Over the past dozen years, schools, districts, and states have begun to focus increased attention on boosting high school graduation rates. During this period, the nation has seen more evidence-based educational reforms in low-performing schools, more support for struggling students, and better data and stronger accountability to chart progress…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Geographic Location, Trend Analysis
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
Bruce, Mary; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2014
This report shares the findings from the first nationally representative survey of young people's perspectives on mentoring. While mentoring is needed and wanted by young people to help them stay on the path to high school graduation, college success, and productive adulthood, a significant mentoring gap exists in America, especially for at-risk…
Descriptors: Mentors, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Academic Aspiration
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
Bridgeland, John; Bruce, Mary; Hariharan, Arya – Civic Enterprises, 2013
The central message of this report is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success in school, work, and life. Social and emotional learning involves the processes of developing competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, National Surveys, Social Development, Emotional Development
Bridgeland, John; Bruce, Mary; Hariharan, Arya – Civic Enterprises, 2013
The central message of this report is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success in school, work, and life. Social and emotional learning involves the processes of developing competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, National Surveys, Social Development, Emotional Development
Bridgeland, John M.; Milano, Jessica A. – Civic Enterprises, 2012
There are millions of youth ages 16 to 24 who are out of school and out of work. They cost the nation billions of dollars every year and over their lifetimes in lost productivity and increased social services. They also represent an opportunity for the nation to tap the talents of millions of potential leaders and productive workers at a time when…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts
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