News, Research, and Reports

We’ve created a library of research briefs, reports, articles, and news stories about the dropout crisis in Washington, D.C. and the nation.

In the News

By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | January 29, 2014
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | January 28, 2014
By: T. Rees Shapiro | The Washington Post | June 18, 2013
By: Joy Resmovits | Huffington Post | June 7, 2013
By: Press Office | U.S. Department of Education | June 7, 2013
By: Sarah D. Sparks | Education Week | May 31, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | May 30, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | May 29, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | May 24, 2013
By: Elizabeth Jensen | The New York Times | May 5, 2013
By: NPR/TED Education | NPR/TED Education | April 29, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | April 18, 2013
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | March 12, 2013
By: Jay Mathews | The Washington Post | March 3, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | March 1, 2013
By: Caralee Adams | Education Week | February 25, 2013
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | February 10, 2013
By: David L. Kirp | The New York Times | February 9, 2013
By: Anne Abbott | DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) | February 7, 2013
By: Ray Suarez | PBS NewsHour | February 7, 2013
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | February 4, 2013
By: Armando Trull | WAMU 88.5 | February 4, 2013
By: Chris Simkins | Voice of America | February 2, 2013
By: Doris Nhan | National Journal | January 29, 2013
By: Patrick Madden | WAMU 88.5 | January 23, 2013
By: Lyndsey Layton | The Washington Post | January 22, 2013
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | January 22, 2013
By: Michel Martin | NPR | January 22, 2013
By: Sarah D. Sparks | Education Week | January 17, 2013
By: David Wessel | The Wall Street Journal | January 15, 2013
By: Stacy Teicher Khadaroo | Christian Science Monitor | January 15, 2013
By: Nirvi Shah | Education Week | January 10, 2013
By: Armando Trull | WAMU 88.5 | January 8, 2013
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | December 20, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | December 12, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | December 12, 2012
By: Sarah D. Sparks | Education Week | December 12, 2012
By: Anthony Cody | December 10, 2012
By: Teresa Watanabe | The Los Angeles Times | December 4, 2012
By: Michele McNeil | Education Week | November 27, 2012
By: Caralee Adams | Education Week | November 21, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | November 15, 2012
By: Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post | November 15, 2012
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | November 14, 2012
By: Tamar Lwein | The New York Times | November 8, 2012
By: Raegen Miller | Center for American Progress | November 6, 2012
By: Michele McNeil | Education Week | October 31, 2012
The Huffington Post | October 24, 2012
By: Thomas Armstrong | ASCD | October 23, 2012
By: Jennifer Chambers | The Detroit News | October 23, 2012
By: Al Baker | The New York Times | October 21, 2012
By: Julia Lawrence | Education News | October 17, 2012
By: Julia Lawrence | Education News | October 17, 2012
By: Kiera Chase | edutopia | October 16, 2012
By: Barbara Cervone | What Kids Can Do | October 14, 2012
NationalJournal | October 10, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | October 10, 2012
By: Elysia Conner | Star-Tribune | October 6, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | October 4, 2012
By: Stephanie Simon | Reuters | September 25, 2012
By: Alyson Klein | Education Week | September 24, 2012
Edutopia | September 12, 2012
By: Kavitha Cardoza | WAMU 88.5 | September 10, 2012
By: June Kronholz | Education Next | August 29, 2012
By: Ovetta Wiggins | The Washington Post | August 19, 2012
By: Motoko Rich | The New York Times | August 16, 2012
By: Lisa Gartner | Washington Examiner | August 15, 2012
By: Michael Alison Chandler and Emma Brown | The Washington Post | July 26, 2012
By: Emma Brown | The Washington Post | July 19, 2012
By: Emily Hatton | The Washington Times | July 12, 2012
Civitas Learning | June 26, 2012
By: Michael Alison Chandler | The Washington Post | June 14, 2012
By: Mina Dixon | Journalism Center of Children and Families | June 6, 2012
By: Gail Huff | WJLA Television | May 29, 2012
By: Mike Conneen | ABC7/WJLA | May 3, 2012
By: Bill Turque | The Washington Post | April 18, 2012
By: Robert Balfanz | The Washington Post | April 10, 2012
By: Bill Turque | The Washington Post | April 6, 2012
By: Bill Turque | The Washington Post | April 5, 2012
By: Audrey Williams | District of Columbia Public Charter School Board | April 5, 2012
By: Bill Turque | The Washington Post | April 5, 2012
By: Corey Mitchell | Minneapolis Star-Tribune | March 13, 2012
By: Megan McGrath | NBC Washington | February 9, 2012
By: Esther Cepeda | Sun Times | February 7, 2012
By: Henry M. Levin, Cecilia E. Rouse | New York Times | January 25, 2012
By: Caralee Adams | Education Week | December 20, 2011
By: Jason Koebler | U.S. News | December 14, 2011
By: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah | Chicago Tribune | December 7, 2011
By: Sarah D. Sparks | Education Week | November 1, 2011
By: Kelli Kennedy | The Boston Globe | October 31, 2011
By: David Brooks | The New York Times | October 31, 2011
By: Ross Ramsey | The New York Times | October 27, 2011
By: Jay Mathews | The Washington Post | October 26, 2011

Research and Reports

By: Robert Balfanz, John M. Bridgeland, Joanna Hornig Fox, Jennifer L. DePaoli, Erin S. Ingram, and Mary Maushard | Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance, and the Alliance for Excellent Education | April 28, 2014
By: Melissa Roderick, Thomas Kelley-Kemple, David W. Johnson, and Nicole O. Beechum | University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago Schools Research | April 15, 2014
Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | October 31, 2013
United Way Worldwide, Civic Enterprises, and Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | August 31, 2013
By: Candace Cortiella | National Center for Learning Disabilities | May 24, 2013
By: Center for Promise | America's Promise Alliance | May 10, 2013
By: Center for Promise | America's Promise Alliance | May 10, 2013
By: Attendance Works | Attendance Works | March 13, 2013
By: Robert Balfanz | City Year and Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | February 26, 2013
By: Robert Balfanz, John M. Bridgeland, Mary Bruce, and Joanna Hornig Fox | Civic Enterprises | February 25, 2013
By: The SAT | The SAT | October 22, 2012
DC Public Schools | October 1, 2012
By: Geoff Garin, Hart Research | Get Schooled | August 29, 2012
By: Robert Balfanz | Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | July 19, 2012
By: James W. Pellegrino and Margaret L. Hilton, Editors | National Research Council | July 1, 2012
By: Akiva Liberman, Meagan Cahill, and Lindsey Cramer | DC Crime Policy Institute and the Urban Institute | July 1, 2012
By: Robert Balfanz, Vaughan Byrnes | Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | June 1, 2012
By: Helen Duffy and Jenny Scala | National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research | March 1, 2012
By: Robert Balfanz, John M. Bridgeland, Laura A. Moore, Joanna Hornig Fox | Civic Enterprises | March 1, 2012
By: DC Action for Children | DC Action for Children | February 1, 2012
By: Deborah J. Short, Beverly A. Boyson | Carnegie Corporation of New York | January 4, 2012
By: Robert Balfanz, John M. Bridgeland, Laura A. Moore, Joanna Hornig Fox | Civic Enterprises | December 31, 2011
By: Laura Varlas | ASCD | December 31, 2011
By: Chris Chapman, Nicole Ifill, Angelina KewalRamani | National Center for Education Statistics | December 31, 2011
By: Jacob Mishook | Annenberg Institute for School Reform | December 16, 2011
By: Caralee Adams | Education Week | December 12, 2011
By: Victor B. Saenz, Luis Ponjuan | The Institute for Higher Education Policy | November 30, 2011
By: Mary Bruce, John M. Bridgeland | Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | November 30, 2011
By: Sarah D. Sparks | Education Week | October 28, 2011
By: DC Action for Children | DC Action for Children | August 1, 2011
The Herff Jones Achievement Series | August 1, 2011
By: Harvard Graduate School of Education | February 1, 2011
Alliance For Excellent Education | December 31, 2010
By: Cheryl Almeida, Adria Steinberg, Janet Santos, and Cecilia Le | Jbs for the Future | September 1, 2010
By: Robert Balfanz | Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University | June 30, 2009
By: James V. Witty et al | National Alternative Education Association | January 30, 2009
By: Russell Rumberger, Sun Ah Lim | University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute | October 31, 2008
By: Louise Kennelly, Maggie Monrad | National High School Center | December 31, 2007
By: Carla Herrera, Jean Baldwin Grossman, Tina J. Kauh, Amy F. Feldman, and Jennifer McMaken | Big Brothers Big Sisters | June 1, 2007
By: Joydeep Roy, Lawrence Mishel | Economic Policy Institute | April 30, 2006
By: John M. Bridgeland, John J. Dilulio, Jr., Karen Burke Morison | Civic Enterprises | March 31, 2006

Toolkits and Guides

America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and The Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education | May 23, 2013
By: National High School Center | June 14, 2012
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership | June 3, 2009
By: Robert Balfanz, Joanna Hornig Fox, John M. Bridgeland, and Mary McNaught | America’s Promise Alliance | February 28, 2009
By: Dr. Marcella R. Dianda | National Education Association | November 30, 2008
By: Institute of Education Sciences | September 30, 2008
Conference of Mayors Research/Education Foundation | January 25, 2008
By: J.D. Hoye, Chris Sturgis | Gates Foundation | June 30, 2006
American Association of School Administrators