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09 May What's New | Comments

The Path from Velvet Rope Lines to Diplomas Now and More

The Path from Velvet Rope Lines to Diplomas Now and More

The Path from Velvet Rope Lines to Diplomas Now and More By Dr. Robert Balfanz What makes the Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) a special place to work is its combination of two things that do not often occur in the same place: A long-term and dedicated focus on applied research and development […]

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30 Mar What's New | Comments

Look Back, Look Around, Look Ahead

Look Back, Look Around, Look Ahead

The Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) at Johns Hopkins University is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Founded in 1966 by James S. Coleman and Edward L. McDill under the aegis of the United States Office of Education, the Center’s enduring mission is to conduct groundbreaking scientific research that leads to evidence-based school reforms and the […]

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13 Nov What's New | Comments

Bob Balfanz on NPR: “Want to make a school better?”

Bob Balfanz on NPR: “Want to make a school better?”

Bob Balfanz, on NPR’s Morning Edition, cited chronic absenteesim as “the biggest thing in school improvement that people have not paid attention to.” Click here to listen to the broadcast.

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13 Nov What's New | Comments

AEE Dropout Report

AEE Dropout Report

The  number of students who did not graduate from high school dropped from more than 1 million in 2008 to 744,000 in 2012, according to “Progress Is No Accident: Why ESEA Can’t Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates,” just released by the Everyone Graduates Center, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Civic Enterprises and America’s Promise […]

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17 Jul What's New | Comments

CSOS Receives Two Federal Grants

CSOS Receives Two Federal Grants

CSOS is the recipient of two new federal grants, totaling $4 million, from the Institute of Education Services in the Department of Education.  A $2.5-million grant with the Seattle Public Schools to study engaging families to help ninth grade students in the transition from middle to high school and  a four-year, $1.5- million grant focusing […]

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17 Jul What's New | Comments

How to reach 90% Graduation

How to reach 90% Graduation

If the United States could fill three Rose Bowls with additional graduates by 2020, it would reach a 90 percent graduation rate. Bob Balfanz addressed the graduation gains and the path ahead during the Diplomas Now Summer Institute in Tulsa, Okla., recently. Read the article in the Tulsa World here.

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17 Jul What's New | Comments

Building a Grad Nation

Building a Grad Nation

Too many students are trapped in failing schools or in communities of intergenerational poverty with too few ways out. This sixth annual report to the nation highlights the significant progress that has been made, but also the serious challenges that remain – closing gaping graduation gaps between various student populations; tackling the challenge in key […]

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26 Sep What's New | Comments

Harnessing Penny Power to Learn What Works

Harnessing Penny Power to Learn What Works

Teachers and principals are always looking for ways to better teach and support students—including searching for reliable information about interventions that have been proven to work in classrooms similar to their own. Unfortunately, these searches often come up empty, and education policy discussions on how to invest limited taxpayer dollars are too often driven by […]

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Stop Holding Us Back

Stop Holding Us Back

This month, more than three million high school students will receive their diplomas. At more than 80 percent, America’s graduation rate is at a record high. More kids are going to college, too. But one-third of the nation’s African-American and Latino young men will not graduate. In an era when there is virtually no legal […]

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14 Nov What's New | Comments

National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement

National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dr. Robert Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Invite You To Participate In a National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement ~ Johns Hopkins Presents New Research From the NYC Model: Core Action Steps for Cities to Tackle This Under-Recognized Problem & Drive Student Achievement November 20th, […]

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