Robert Balfanz, PhD, is a co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University.
Robert’s Recent Stories
Education Oct 04Opinion: These high schools were the pride of their communities — and they can be again
After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign. From the inner city to the heartland of America, these low-performing high schools…
Education Jun 05Opinion: We can’t let progress on high school graduation rates mask a deeper problem
While the nation has seen graduation rates rise from 71 percent in 2001 to 84 percent in 2016, too many students still fail to reach this milestone of success by 18.