Thank you from America’s Promise!

We’re pleased to announce that, along with our new GradNation website, we’ve launched a new blog. This will be our final post here.

We won’t be deleting our Tumblr, so that the content we’ve posted and shared here will remain available, but for current news and the most recent information from America’s Promise Alliance and the GradNation campaign, please visit GradNation.org/blog.

From Wikipedia:

“…the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the civil rights movement.”
From Wikipedia:
“…the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the civil rights movement.”

One week from today, we change the conversation.

Education Nation #ToolkitTalk: The ‘Summer Slide’
Join the Education Nation #ToolkitTalk tonight! We’ll discuss parental engagement and the “summer slide.” Tweet with the hashtag and be a part of the discussion!

Join the Education Nation #ToolkitTalk tonight! We’ll discuss parental engagement and the “summer slide.” Tweet with the hashtag and be a part of the discussion!

theslacktivist:

#ThankATeacher and Share on Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and we want your help in thanking a teacher that has inspired you. On Click below to download our “#ThankATeacher” sign, fill it out, and on Tuesday, May 6, post your picture on social media using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.
 
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/05/thankateacher-and-share-on-teacher-appreciation-day/
 
 

No need to limit it to May 6! We should be celebrating teachers all week all month all year EVERY DAY.

theslacktivist:

#ThankATeacher and Share on Teacher Appreciation Day

Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and we want your help in thanking a teacher that has inspired you. On Click below to download our “#ThankATeacher” sign, fill it out, and on Tuesday, May 6, post your picture on social media using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.
 
 
 

No need to limit it to May 6! We should be celebrating teachers all week all month all year EVERY DAY.

Get our #GNsummit recap on Storify!
For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic report released April 28 by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
While more than eight in 10 public high school students are graduating on time, Building a GradNation shows more good news: the number of students enrolled in dropout factories has dropped 47 percent over the last decade, students of color have led the way in increasing graduation rates and leaving dropout factory high schools, and these increases have come as standards to graduate have gotten tougher.
The report, which was released at the 2014 Building A GradNation Summit, indicates the national graduation rate has crossed a momentous threshold.

For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic report released April 28 by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

While more than eight in 10 public high school students are graduating on time, Building a GradNation shows more good news: the number of students enrolled in dropout factories has dropped 47 percent over the last decade, students of color have led the way in increasing graduation rates and leaving dropout factory high schools, and these increases have come as standards to graduate have gotten tougher.

The report, which was released at the 2014 Building A GradNation Summit, indicates the national graduation rate has crossed a momentous threshold.

Ending #gnsummit with a phenomenal choir! What an ending!

Ending #gnsummit with a phenomenal choir! What an ending!

Congratulations to our Southwest Airlines #GNsummit scavenger hunt winners! We LUV the creativity!

Congratulations to our Southwest Airlines #GNsummit scavenger hunt winners! We LUV the creativity!