Latest News

With Data, and Helping Hands, a School Turns Around its Dismal Dropout Trend

A program called Diplomas Now, a partnership between Johns Hopkins University, City Year, provides academic support in struggling schools, and Communities In Schools, a national nonprofit that tackles out-of-school problems like getting kids glasses or helping their families find child care for younger siblings. Based on the data the team monitors, he helps City Year and Communities In Schools staff figure out who needs extra attention. Without Diplomas Now, “You just don’t have enough adults in this school to meet the needs of the kids here.”