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ItemGrad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, 2016-2017 Annual Update(2017-09) Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Bridgeland, John M.; Atwell, Matthew; Ingram, Erin S.; Vaughan ByrnesThis 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 statistics across states and provides data on individual student subgroups down to the school and district levels. With five years of ACGR data, it is clearer than ever before where progress is being made and where it is not, which students continue to graduate at higher and lower rates and how this varies by state, and where graduation rate gaps are closing and persisting between student subgroups. Second, there are now just five years of federal graduation rate data reporting between now and the culmination of the GradNation goal to raise high school graduation rates to 90 percent by the Class of 2020. We have made remarkable progress as a nation, but need to accelerate our progress to reach our goal. ItemGrad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, 2018-2019 Annual Update(2019-09) Atwell, Matthew; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John M.; Ingram, Erin S.; Byrnes, VaughanThe 2019 annual update to the nation includes three new features: a Secondary School Improvement Index; a focus on homeless students with graduation rate data available for the first time from 26 states, together with a national graduation rate released by the National Center for Homeless Education; and a new component highlights indicators of postsecondary success and provides snapshots of innovations in the school-to-work pipeline as the nation works to prepare more Americans for the increasing demands of the workplace. ItemGrad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, 2019-2020 Annual Update(2020-09) Atwell, Matthew; Balfanz, Robert; Manspile, Eleanor; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M.The COVID-19 pandemic and protests against systemic racism have shaken the nation in recent months. While the data presented in this report for the 2017–18 school year predated these crises, these events have further highlighted the glaring opportunity and achievement gaps in education for students of color and from various backgrounds. In addition to presenting an update to the nation on progress and challenge in increasing high school graduation rates on a path to postsecondary and workforce readiness, this report also addresses some of the gaps, barriers, and innovations seen across school systems to strengthen the nation’s educational response to these crises and help prepare for those in the future. It also unveils a “Meeting the Moment” plan of action to reach national goals and to ensure that these moments of crisis are used to re-envision education and to leverage what is most important to boost academic and other outcomes for children and youth. ItemGrad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, 2020-2021 Annual Update(2021-09) Atwell, Matthew; Balfanz, Robert; Manspile, Eleanor; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M.For over a decade, the GradNation campaign has focused the nation on improving high school graduation rates for all students to reach a 90 percent graduation rate equitably by 2020. Steady progress has been made, with 15 consecutive years of increasing graduation rates and, in 2019, the nation reached another all-time high graduation rate of 85.8 percent. Since 2000, 4.5 million more students have graduated from high school on-time rather than leaving school without a diploma. The first section of this report will explore these high school graduation trends across the nation in greater depth, examining progress to date. It also charts a path forward to realize the highly achievable gains necessary to reach a 90 percent graduation rate. In the second section, this report explores reaching a 90 percent graduation rate for all students, highlighting both the continued improvement of historically marginalized student subgroups and the equity gaps that linger. In addition, we analyze the high schools where on-time graduation remains elusive. Throughout, the report also highlights best practice in improving high school graduation rates and college and career readiness, explores the emerging data on the impacts of COVID-19, and features evidence-based policy options. ItemGrad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates, 2022-2023 Annual Update(2023-06) Atwell, Matthew; Balfanz, Robert; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M.Building A Grad Nation 2023: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates marks the final report to the nation on a 20-year effort to boost high school graduation rates. Co-authored by CIVIC and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and sponsored by the Lumina Foundation and Hewlett Foundation, it shows graduation rates rising from 71 percent in 2001 to 86.5 percent by the Class of 2020, translating into 5 million more students graduating, rather than dropping out, during that period.