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May 26, 2015 -  Results for America announces its bipartisan Seniors Fellows program. John Bridgeland is announced as one of the first five fellows.
May 22, 2015 -  Jennifer DePaoli is quoted in the Chattanooga Times Free Press's article, "Tennessee nears national goal for graduation numbers." To read this piece, click here.
May 20, 2015 -  Chalkbeat Tennessee quotes Jennifer DePaoli in its article on Tennesse's 86 percent graduation rate. To read, click here.
May 20, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke at a Roundtable of educators, business executives, nonprofit leaders and policy makers at WFYI public media about progress and challenge in increasing high school graduation rates and CPB's American Graduate initiative. He is pictured with former Chief State School Officer and State Superintendent, Dr. Sue Ellen Reed
May 20, 2015 -  Erin Ingram is featured in The Hechinger Report's article, "How some high schools are closing the income gap among graduates." To read, click here.
May 20, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is featured in Chalkbeat Indiana's article, "National dropout expert: 'Cultural change' needed to improve graduation rates." To read, click here.
May 19, 2015 -  John Bridgeland appears on WFYI's Conversations about Education, a series of public forums discussing the educational issues facing the Indianapolis community. To listen to his appearance on WFYI's radio talk show, No Limits, click here.

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A Report by Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report



May 12, 2015:
Released annually, the 2015 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation shows detailed progress toward the GradNation Campaign's goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. This year, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet this goal.

This report is released in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and Alliance for Excellent Education, with AT&T and Target as the lead and supporting sponsor.


Report Launch at the 2015 Act & Align Convening of Leaders:



Featured Media:
Huffington Post, "Education as a Data Driven Enterprise"

The Fresno Bee, "Graduating Toward an America Rich in Opportunity"

The Hill, "Moneyball for Dropout Prevention"

The Atlantic, "Where Dropping Out is Going Up"

WFYI Indianapolis, No Limits Radio Show

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book series feat. John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag

Moneyball for Government



January 21, 2015 - The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council discussing their latest book Moneyball for Government.

About Moneyball for Government:
Can data, evidence, and evaluation revolutionize America’s government? Can we build the evidence necessary to determine which practices, policies, and programs work and which don’t; invest in those that work most effectively; and shift resources away from those that consistently fail to achieve desired outcomes? In short, can government play Moneyball? This book is about changing the way government works – so that policy and funding decisions by governments at all levels are informed by the best possible data, evidence, and evaluation about what works. We believe this can be achieved in a bipartisan way. For proof, look no further than the great leaders and thinkers from across the political spectrum who have joined together in this book to help make the case for Moneyball for Government.

To buy a copy of the book, click here.
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