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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #4 is quality education.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

High School Graduation Rate (Includes Equivalency), Population 18-24 Years

Percentage of residents aged 18-24 years old who have graduated high school or earned a GED.



Percentage of Students Demonstrating Readiness on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment measures skills across four domains of learning—Language/Literacy, Mathematics, Social Foundations, and Physical Development.




Percentage of Students Reaching Advanced or Proficient Levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading at Grade 4

Reading proficiency by the end of grade 3 is essential for a student’s continued learning, marking the transition between learning how to read and reading in order to learn.




Percentage of Disconnected Youth

Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults who are between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. This is a heterogeneous group that includes youth transitioning from foster care or juvenile justice facilities, homeless youth, and youth who have returned from college to live with their parents, among others.


Organizations who have endorsed this goal:

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Goal 4 Global Targets




4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 3/3/17