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.
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.
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.
America’s Promise Alliance launched the Grad Nation campaign in 2010, building on 105 Dropout Prevention Summits that were convened across the country to raise awareness and inspire action.
The Grad Nation goal is two pronged: to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate nationwide by 2020, with no high school graduating less than 80 percent of its students; and regaining America’s standing as first in the world in college completion.
Together, we can help millions of young people achieve their full potential.