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Don't Quit On Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About The Power Of Relationships

September 15, 2015

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school. Building on previous studies, including last year's "Don't Call Them Dropouts," this report offers new insights about how support from adults and peers can help to close the remaining gaps between those who graduate from high school on time and those who don't.

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

May 12, 2015

This sixth annual report to the nation highlights the significant progress that has been made, but also the serious challenges that remain – closing gaping graduation gaps between various student populations; tackling the challenge in key states and school districts; and keeping the nation's focus on ensuring that all students – whom Robert Putnam calls "our kids" – have an equal chance at the American Dream

Benchmarking 2011: Trends in Education Philanthropy

December 14, 2011

Based on a survey of GFE members, examines funder characteristics; priorities such as closing the achievement gap; budgets; grantmaking strategies; important emerging trends; and response to public-sector funding cuts.

All Volunteer Force: From Military to Civilian Service

November 11, 2009

Presents survey findings on the transition to civilian life of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their willingness and capacity to serve their communities. Suggests national, state, and local actions to increase volunteer opportunities.