Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising the High School Graduation Rates

Matthew Atwell, Robert Balfanz, Vaughan Byrnes, and John M. Bridgeland
CIVIC Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Education

While this will be the final report of the Grad Nation Campaign, with a look at the graduating cohorts of both 2020 and 2021, the work continues. Renewed efforts are underway to bring the same energy and focus the nation has dedicated to boosting high school graduation rates to ensuring all students have future pathways that link high school, training, postsecondary education, job opportunities, and civic engagement. 

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