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This past week, the Nation’s Report Card was released. As the Washington Post concludes about Washington, DC’s scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), “the District offered a bright spot in the otherwise bleak results, as one of just two jurisdictions that posted gains on two tests. Fourth-graders in the District made significant strides, climbing three points on the national math test and seven points on the reading test.” This marks the second time in a row that the city has stood out for its improvement on the NAEP.

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Fall 2015 Honor Roll

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On September 25th, Companies for Causes honored 171 Eastern Ramblers for their academic achievements during the 4th Quarter of the 2014-15 School Year.

Thanks to Geppetto Catering who has provided meals for Honor Assemblies since Eastern’s Relaunch in 2011. CforC also provides honor pins for all students who achieve Academic Honors.

Companies for Causes places a high value on school culture and is proud to reward students for their hard work and high academic achievement.

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2015 Graduation; Update on our work

Earlier this month, the District of Columbia reported that graduation rates for the Class of 2015 reached 64%. Graduation rates at Eastern Senior High School, Companies for Causes’ partner, exceeded the District’s average reaching 69%. Companies for Causes partnered with Eastern in 2011 and our CEO’s hands-on efforts and financial support for Eastern High School have contributed to this success. However, we realize there is still more to do. 

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Over the past year, Companies for Causes’ CEO’s have come to better understand the challenges that students face both inside and outside the classroom. In response, we have expanded the scope of our work to include the elementary and middle school communities that support Eastern Senior High School. Through our new All Roads Lead to Eastern campaign, we are investing in people and programs across the Eastern community to help students stay on the path to graduation and to, ultimately, succeed in college or the workplace.

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D.C. releases new boundaries proposal

District of Columbia officials have released a proposal that would change school boundaries and feeder patterns.  The proposal comes after months of workby the Deputy Mayor of Education and an Advisory Committee of parents, community members, and other experts (click here to see the Washington Post’s coverage).

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Envision @Eastern Spring 2014 College Tour

Envision @Eastern is the evening academy program at Eastern Senior High School, launched with the financial support of Companies for Causes. Currently in its flagship year, students enrolled in the program take classes from 1:00PM to 6:30 PM to accommodate students who work early hours or attend outside counseling services in the morning. Out of the four “twilight” programs in DCPS, Envision @Eastern has the highest attendance rate of students at 72 percent. A majority of Envision students are passing a majority of their classes.  And, all of the Envision students that were eligible for grade promotion during the first term have been promoted to the appropriate grade level. 

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