Key Issues

The education crisis in the United States is profound and fed by four key variables.  By structuring the quantity and quality of learning time, schools are empowered to change the trajectory for thousands of kids.

Discover research and resources that combat some of the most pressing obstacles facing our students today:

Dropout Epidemic

The dropout rate for low-income students is five times greater than their high-income counterparts. These students are much more likely to be unemployed, living in poverty, receiving public assistance, in the penal system, and ultimately have children who drop out from high school themselves. Schools play a critical role in ending this cycle. Learn more. 

Achievement Gap 

The achievement gap between minority students and their white peers shows up in grades, standardized-test scores, course selection, dropout rates, and college-completion rates, among other measures of success. The gaps in educational performance feed dropout rates. Learn more.

Workforce Preparedness Gap

By 2025, 60% of jobs in America will require some form of post-secondary education. Our collective economic future depends on our ability to meet this demand. Learn more.

Opportunity Gap

Children of less affluent families are raised in starkly different ways and have access to far more limited opportunities than their wealthier peers. Schools that focus on whole-student development level the playing field and create opportunities for success among underserved students. Learn more.