Grad Nation: Building a Grad Nation, Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, 2010-2011 Annual Update
This Grad Nation Campaign Annual Update report provides an update on the progress in implementing the Civic Marshall Plan and highlights the challenges that remain as our nation works to meet its goal. This report is the first in a series of annual updates that will be provided through 2020, as the nation makes progress and confronts challenges to meet this national goal.
In spite of challenges, the net reduction of 373 dropout factories between 2002 and 2009 — close to a 20 percent improvement — serves as a testament to the hard, strategic work of the last decade. The remaining 1,634 schools serve as a challenge for all of us to learn from our successes, recalibrate our efforts where we have failed, and maintain the momentum of the last few years. Ensuring that more students graduate from high school both preserves investments made in early childhood education and prepares a generation for the rigors of college and the workforce. Increasing high school and college readiness rates helps individuals lead more productive lives and strengthens our economy and nation. This report provides an update on the progress in implementing the Civic Marshall Plan and highlights the challenges that remain as our nation works to meet its goal.
Grad Nation, Dropout Crisis