America's Promise

Type: Organization
Name: America's Promise
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Keeping Connected Summer 2014 Edition

Summer 2014CLASP acknowledges with gratitude the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Forward Promise initiative. This periodic update for the field is a part of CLASP’s ongoing work to advance policy and practice that will dramatically improve ... [Published CLASP - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Free college idea picks up momentum

Adele Williams hears from a lot of her friends from high school about their struggles to afford the cost of college.“I have a best friend who goes to a public university, and she’s in quite a lot of debt,” said Williams. Higher and higher tuition, she ... [Published CommunityCollegeTimes - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

A big move for schools

I t’s almost a cliché to talk about Louisiana education and the challenges of poverty. That last phrase doesn’t capture the depths of problems of too many of our families, from the inner cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, to the grinding rural deprivation ... [Published The Advocate - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

“Redeeming America’s Promise” Is a Travesty

Most of the time, I try to strike a relatively measured and thoughtful tone here. The report “Redeeming America’s Promise” merits an exception.Just before the Great Recession, my state -- along with many others -- made a de facto policy decision to shift ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

On campus: Two plans offered to make college free

Is it time to make college free?This year, two national groups have come up with plans to do just that. They both argue that it’s not only feasible, but that it won’t cost more than we already spend, as a nation, on higher education.The idea of a free ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana graduation rate edged up in 2013

Louisiana's Department of Education says the percentage of state high-school students graduating within four years has increased again.Figures released Friday show that the rate hit 73.5 percent for 2013. That's a little more than a 1 percentage point ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Civil rights' new challenge: Closing the educational achievement gap (Opinion)

By CarthyAs we mark the half-century anniversary of the landmark this month, it is a tribute to our progress that today’s millennial generation finds the segregation, government-backed discrimination and denial of democratic rights that preceded it barely ... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t call them dropouts: a report on the nation’s nongraduates

“Not all dropouts give up. Lots of us think every day, ‘Man, I do want to go to school,’ especially in this economy,” says Selena Jiles, a student in a Kent-based dropout re-engagement program called iGrad. Jiles spends some of her time caring for her ... [Published Seattle Times - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Let’s Make Kalamazoo’s Promise America’s Promise

In 2005, in order to boost their city’s economy, a small group of donors in the city Glenn Miller made famous created the Kalamazoo Promise. It  offered any graduate of the city’s public schools a four-year scholarship covering all tuition and mandatory ... [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

New Organization Unveils Plan to Address Tidal Wave of Student Debt

Redeeming America's Promise Releases Plan to Make Public and Community Colleges Tuition Free A plan to make public colleges and community colleges tuition free was unveiled today by Redeeming America’s Promise (RAP). RAP is a new nonprofit organization ... [Published PRWeb - Jun 17 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

Rock Your Block Joins America’s Promise Alliance and Its Grad Nation Campaign

San Francisco, CA, May 30, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Rock Your Block today announced they have become a partner of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) and will work with them to help reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate and ensure that ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - May 30 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 2 reports

2 Controversial Education Policies and the Good News on Graduation

With all of the controversial policy concerns surrounding education, there are some positives to focus on — especially in terms of progress made in the American educational system. Namely, graduation rates. According to a new report released collaboratively ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 28 2014]

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...Former White House chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco signs on at Marie Claire as a contributing editor. She will write columns and "consult on story ideas [and] provide insight on trends and women to watch." ... Annie Lowery
"The goal of Redeeming AmericaAmerica s Promise is to make the attainment of a college education a possibility for every American high school student, without regard to her or his financial circumstances. Our plan to provide for tuition free college education at a public institution can be done without raising federal taxes or accruing additional debt by redirecting existing federal spending in support of higher education, significantly reducing the profits the federal government currently makes on student loans, and asking states to do their part to restore their support for higher education to historical levels.”"

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Keeping Connected Summer 2014 Edition [Published CLASP - Jul 25 2014]
Free college idea picks up momentum [Published CommunityCollegeTimes - Jul 20 2014]
A big move for schools [Published The Advocate - Jul 20 2014]
Pounding the Table [Published Inside Higher Ed - Jul 17 2014]
“Redeeming America’s Promise” Is a Travesty [Published Inside Higher Ed - Jul 16 2014]
On campus: Two plans offered to make college free [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 16 2014]
Two New Proposals Would Make College Free Natio... [Published Time - Jul 15 2014]
Louisiana graduation rate edged up in 2013 [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 12 2014]
Dean Akings [Published Great Bend Tribune - Jul 09 2014]
Civil rights' new challenge: Closing the educat... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 09 2014]
3 Members Added to Schools' Commission on Equit... [Published Odenton Patch - Jul 06 2014]
Homes for Sale in Tempe AZ: 1207 E. LaJolla Dr [Published Realty Times - Jul 04 2014]
21 Named to Commission on Equity, Achievement i... [Published Anne Arundel Patch - Jul 01 2014]
Don’t call them dropouts: a report on the natio... [Published Seattle Times - Jun 26 2014]
Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.20.14 [Published Media Bistro - Jun 21 2014]
Blog Post: IMLS Celebrates Summer Learning Day [Published Institute of Museum and Library Services - Jun 20 2014]
Roll Call: Golin, Magrino and Qorvis MSLGROUP [Published Media Bistro - Jun 20 2014]
Let’s Make Kalamazoo’s Promise America’s Promise [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Jun 18 2014]
Learning Beyond the School Walls [Published theCSRfeed - Jun 17 2014]
New Organization Unveils Plan to Address Tidal ... [Published PRWeb - Jun 17 2014]
Rock Your Block Joins America’s Promise Allianc... [Published PR.com Press Releases - May 30 2014]
Good News: America Graduates Record Level of Hi... [Published Center for American Progress - May 20 2014]
Why aren’t high school students graduating? New... [Published PBS - May 20 2014]
The Road to 90 Percent [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 30 2014]
Angel Taveras: Invest in early childhood education [Published Providence Journal - Apr 30 2014]
What’s driving gains in high school graduation ... [Published PBS - Apr 29 2014]
2 Controversial Education Policies and the Good... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 28 2014]
High School Graduation Rate Hits Record High [Published TIME.com - Apr 28 2014]
National Youth Apprenticeship Nonprofit Advocat... [Published PRWeb - Apr 25 2014]
UTA joins liberal education initiative [Published Shorthorn - Apr 24 2014]
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Let’s Make Kalamazoo’s Promise America’s Promise [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Jun 18 2014]
In 2005, in order to boost their city’s economy, a small group of donors in the city Glenn Miller made famous created the Kalamazoo Promise. It  offered any graduate of the city’s public schools a four-year scholarship covering all tuition and mandatory ...
Learning Beyond the School Walls [Published theCSRfeed - Jun 17 2014]
By Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Office SOURCE: AT&T DESCRIPTION: As I listen to the stories of Paul, Shanaye, Kassandra, Denise and the other young people profiled in the “ Don’t Call Them Dropouts ...
Rock Your Block Joins America’s Promise Allianc... [Published PR.com Press Releases - May 30 2014]
San Francisco, CA, May 30, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Rock Your Block today announced they have become a partner of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) and will work with them to help reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate and ensure that ...
The Road to 90 Percent [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 30 2014]
SOURCE: AT&T DESCRIPTION: By Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy This week, I’m in Washington, D.C. for one of my favorite events of the year,  The Building a GradNation Summit . This Summit is the annual focal point of the GradNation ...
2 Controversial Education Policies and the Good... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 28 2014]
With all of the controversial policy concerns surrounding education, there are some positives to focus on — especially in terms of progress made in the American educational system. Namely, graduation rates. According to a new report released collaboratively ...
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