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Building a Grad Nation

17 Jul What's New | Comments
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 states and school districts; and keeping the nation’s focus on ensuring that all students – whom Robert Putnam calls “our kids” – have an equal chance at the American Dream.

Though the challenge may seem large, to get to a 90 percent graduation rate for all students, the nation will need just 310,000 more graduates in the Class of 2020 than in the Class of 2013, which based on third-quarter progress, is attainable.

Read More at the Everyone Graduates Center

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