The GRAD Partnership for student success is a new national initiative that encourages and supports communities in efforts to use high quality student success systems that empower schools to graduate all students ready for the future. Join us on May 17, 2022, at 2:00pm ET for a virtual event, Introducing the GRAD Partnership Advancing the Next Generation of Early Warning/On-Track Systems.
Join us for a virtual event to launch the GRAD Partnership, a collaborative initiative that works with school districts and community partners to implement high quality student success (on-track) systems so that schools are empowered to graduate all students ready for their future.
Introducing the GRAD Partnership
Advancing the Next Generation of Early Warning/On-Track Systems
May 17, 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET
The pandemic’s devastating impact on middle and high school students is becoming clearer. After more than a decade of progress, high school graduation rates are down in many states, while course failure, chronic absenteeism, and students’ well-being needs are up. States, districts, and schools need to act urgently to get the right supports to the right students to enable them to succeed in school. Next-generation student success systems, also known as early warning/on-track systems, should be a key part of the solution. These systems help schools rapidly identify student needs and respond in proactive and preventative ways to put all students on a path to postsecondary success.
The GRAD Partnership, a collaboration of nine organizations, will work with state departments of education, school districts, and community partners to implement high-quality student success systems—moving them from a new concept to an everyday school practice.
Join us to learn more about the GRAD Partnership and how you can work with us to provide all students with the learning experiences, social-emotional development, and supportive environment they need to thrive. Hear from districts that are effectively using student success systems to help their students graduate ready for their next steps.
Schools, school districts, and state departments of education either seeking to improve existing early warning/on-track systems or implement them for the first time will learn how they can get the technical assistance they need to implement next generation student support systems and participate in learning communities with others engaged in the work. Community partners will learn how they can be advocates for high quality student support systems and support schools in their implementation.
Featured speakers include:
Bob Balfanz, Director, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
Carla Gay, Executive Director, Innovation and Partnership, Gresham-Barlow School District, Portland, Oregon
GRAD Partnership is a collaboration among American Institutes for Research, BARR Center, the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, Talent Development Secondary, the University of Chicago Network for College Success, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Rural Schools Collaborative, and the Schott Foundation.