The Council of the Great City Schools hosts a national town hall meeting addressing testing, such as the validity and amount in the nation’s public schools. Watch the live stream on Oct. 24 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. ET.
An online hip hop and spoken word contest fosters discussion between young people and adults about the challenges and opportunities young people face as they strive to stay on the path to graduation. Learn more
"On behalf of America's public media stations, I was honored to ring. The NYSE closing bell, underscoring the important connection between our nations economic success and educational success of our nation's young people." -In Celebration of American Graduate Day 2014, Pat Harrison, CPB President and CEO, Rings Bell at New York Stock Exchange
American Graduate Day returned for its third year on September 27, 2014. This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focused on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation. Click to learn more.
"What young people like Rodriguez need most is not necessarily more action in Washington but more action from us: caring adults willing to engage in a developmental relationship and the ability to help them imagine - and work toward - a better future..." Click to read more.
By increasing awareness nationally and bringing diverse stakeholders together on the ground to discuss solutions, American Graduate public media stations have helped the nation reach a major milestone in graduation rates. New research now available.