America's Promise

Type: Organization
Name: America's Promise
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The Impacts of Truancy

I skipped a lot of school back in the day. A lot of school. I would pick up my best friend Patricia and head to school — only to make a left instead of a right and head out for the day. We weren’t Thelma and Louise, we were Ferris Bueller. And we had ... [Published Youth Today - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

'Don't Call Them Dropouts': Study Reflects on High School Drop Out Rate

Every high school student anticipates that triumphant day when they can toss their cap up in the air and celebrate their survival through the public school system. As much as the graduation rates have increased, there may be more work needed to prevent ... [Published Education World - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Graduation rates up, but more work needed to prevent dropouts

U.S. graduation rates reached a historic high of over 80 percent in 2012—an increase of about 8 percent over the past decade, says America’s Promise Alliance.“We’ve made these improvements, but we’re still left with about 20 percent of young people who ... [Published District Administration - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Wyatt talks of delivering on America’s promise

Southern Utah University President Scott L. Wyatt gives his keynote address at his inauguration event on Friday. (Photo:Asher Swan / The Spectrum & Daily News)CEDAR CITY – As Southern Utah University celebrated the inauguration of Scott L. Wyatt as its ... [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Iron County commemorates 9/11

Billy Collins (Photo: Submitted)CEDAR CITY – Cities and towns throughout the nation are planning events in commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001.Iron County cities and schools are no different.The Parowan Interfaith Council, Southern Utah University and Fiddler’s ... [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Registration extended for #Choices middle school summit

The deadline to register for the free #Choices community summit for middle school students has been extended to Monday. The city and the Savannah Youth Council, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, will host #Choices from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on ... [Published Savannah Morning News - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

At-risk students need more help from us, not Washington

By Colin L. Powell, Alma J. Powell and Laysha Ward,Colin L. Powell, a retired U.S. Army general and former secretary of state, was founding chairman of America’s Promise Alliance. Alma J. Powell is chair of the group’s board. Laysha Ward is president ... [Published Washington Post - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Registration Now Open For #Choices: A Community Summit

The City of Savannah and the Savannah Youth Council in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance will host #Choices: A Community Summit for middle school students on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Students enrolled ... [Published Savannah Tribune - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Public Colleges Can Be Tuition Free

By George Markarian“My lack of a college education hurt my kids. It’s a domino effect. It’s a downward spiral.” - Colleen GarlockThe exciting prospect of going to college is all too often dampened by the reality of crushing debt, leaving many families ... [Published Care2 - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Why are 20% of our high school students not graduating on time?

For the first time in our nation’s history, 80 percent of young Americans graduated from high school on time, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation.Following are excerpts from a column written by Alma Powell for CNN earlier this month: In Masai ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Registration now open for #Choices: A community summit for middle school students

The city and the Savannah Youth Council in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance will host #Choices: A Community Summit for middle school students on Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Students enrolled in grades 6th-8th ... [Published Savannah Morning News - Aug 19 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]

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...The report, "Don't Call Them Dropouts : Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation" found "there is no single reason" the article said
"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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The Impacts of Truancy [Published Youth Today - Sep 16 2014]
'Don't Call Them Dropouts': Study Reflects on H... [Published Education World - Sep 15 2014]
Graduation rates up, but more work needed to pr... [Published District Administration - Sep 15 2014]
Wyatt talks of delivering on America’s promise [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 13 2014]
Next phase of American Graduate station grants ... [Published Current Online - Sep 11 2014]
Iron County commemorates 9/11 [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 10 2014]
Wyatt to Present University's Future in Sept. 1... [Published KCSG 4 - Sep 08 2014]
Registration extended for #Choices middle schoo... [Published Savannah Morning News - Sep 08 2014]
Governors State honors outstanding faculty and ... [Published NWI Times - Sep 03 2014]
At-risk students need more help from us, not Wa... [Published Washington Post - Aug 30 2014]
CPB adds $6.2 million in American Graduate gran... [Published Current Online - Aug 27 2014]
Registration Now Open For #Choices: A Community... [Published Savannah Tribune - Aug 27 2014]
Co-Conspirators of the Welfare State [Published LewRockwell.com - Aug 27 2014]
Public Colleges Can Be Tuition Free [Published Care2 - Aug 22 2014]
Why are 20% of our high school students not gra... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 21 2014]
Guyana Foundation appoints Byron Garrett to its... [Published Kaieteur News - Aug 21 2014]
Registration now open for #Choices: A community... [Published Savannah Morning News - Aug 19 2014]
Science trivia challenge [Published Bluffton Today - Aug 13 2014]
State of Indiana Chooses SAP HANA Platform to H... [Published Sapinfo Magazine - Aug 12 2014]
Homes for Sale in Tempe AZ: 1207 E. LaJolla Dr [Published Realty Times - Jul 04 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]
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]
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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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