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September 2016

NBC News, Ted Talks profile Latino game changers on an “Education Revolution”

Baltimore Sun, ‘All the Difference’ tells new story about young black men in college

Huffington Post, Bridging the Gap to College Success

MSNBC, New film traces college-bound path of two African-American teens

The Atlantic, From the South Side of Chicago to College

Education Week, PBS to ‘Spotlight Education’ Next Week with Multiple Documentaries and Shows

Broadcasting & Cable, PBS Goes Back to School with “Spotlight Education”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Step team at Riverview Gardens headlines KETC documentary

St. Louis American, Gentlemen of Vision’s story comes to the screen thanks to Nine Network

Riverfront Times,Documentary on North County Step Team Gentlemen of Vision Premieres Tonight


July 2016

Shadow and Act, PBS Presents "Ted Talks" Education Revolution" Hosted by Baratunde Thurston & Sara Ramirez

PBS, PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," a Special Week of Programming featuring reports about America's students and new models of learning

April 2016

Insider Louisville, American Graduate Champions Stories 

March 2016

CPB, The People Who Helped Shape CPB's Pat Harrison's 'True Self'

PRNewsNonprofit PR Awards Winners & Honorable Mentions


February 2016

Ideastream, The Gap in Cleveland's High School Graduation Rates, American Graduate Champion's work 'aligns perfectly' with Alabama PTV


January 2016

MassLive, Community texting campaign offers Springfield families educational tips, freebies

Herald Media, Eileen Quintana, Nebo Native American Program Manager, receives award

inRegister, Giving Back: LPB's American Graduate

Ideastream, Growing a Healthy Community Through Education

The Ohio Channel, Graduation Rates/Mentoring

WCPN, Cleveland's High School Graduation Rate Jumps 10%

Sound of Ideas, Increasing Graduation Rates

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Doubling Down on Cleveland's Investment in People

America's Promise Alliance, Honors Leaders in Four Fields for Extraordinary Contributions to America's Young People


December 2015

KBTC, The Suburban Times, KBTC celebrates Every Student Succeeds Act

The Hill, The Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

AZEdNews, New Data shows need for community-based solutions to dropout crisis


November 2015

KWMU, Access to Early Childhood Education Paramount to Success

The White House, Obama Administration Announces More than $375 Million in Public and Private Support for Next-Generation High Schools​


October 2015

KWMU, School Discipline Isn't Delivered Evenly to Black and White Students. What Can Educators Do?, WVIZ/PBS ideastream Education hosts early childhood symposium

Ted Talks Live,TED & PBS announce additional talks, performances and films 

WNET, First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Public Media Effort Promoting Mentorship and High School Graduation

RIZZARR, A movement that could solve the Dropout Crisis 

Rantoul Press, Gonzalez honored as American Graduate Champion

WNET, American Graduate Day 2015 celebrated over four million champions

Education Week, Anyone can help a student graduate, PBS program aims to prove

Orlando Sentinel, Would-be dropout, unlikely mentor make PBS success story

Orlando Sentinel, Michelle Obama joins American Graduate Day on PBS

Broadway World, The First Lady joins public media effort, American Graduate Day 2015

New York Family, WNET’s American Graduate Day Celebrates High School Graduates And Their Champions​ 

CNN, American Graduate Day: Closing Gaps in Education

Siempre Mujer, Soledad O’Brien: consejos de experta para combatir la deserción escolar en EE. UU.​

Current, American Graduate Day kicks off fourth broadcast this Saturday

Upworthy, This 24-year-old had a tough upbringing, but his grandma helped turn it around. Shaq can relate

Upworthy, Students in this PA high school program set their own goals -- it may be the secret to their success 


September 2015

MinnPost, TPT's 'Black Brilliance' follows Twin Cities students in weeks before graduation

Washington Monthly, Charlie Bean and the Role of Everyday Champions

Nasdaq Globe Newswire, American Graduate Day celebrates individuals and organizations committed to improving outcomes for youth and raising graduation rates

People Magazine, Shaquille O'Neal: How my family helped me go from a 'medium-level juvenile delinquent' into a millionaire

The New Orleans Advocate, Louisiana Public Broadcasting lines up Disney, England and Clapton this fall


August 2015

Usher's New Look, Usher, Lebron James make moves to help youth

The Republic, Dropouts focus of panel talk

TED Talks Live,The Education Revolution

NASDAQ, WNET to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of American Graduate Day

PBS SPI Blog, PBS SoCal Hosts Girls Inc. “Extern” Program, WYES Katrina-anniversary coverage to address education, news media, dining, the arts


July 2015

PBS News Hour,SRL alumni jump-start their careers with PBS station internships

The Denver Post, Rarely heard GED-graduate voices get airtime and storytelling help

Imagen Awards,SCETV was nominated for “best informational program” Award


June 2015

WVIZ/PBS, WVIZ/PBS wins NAB Service to Children Award


May 2015

PBS Learning Media, New research shows PBS LearningMedia’s impact on student achievement


April 2015

Los Angeles Times, "The Homestretch" on PBS: Homeless teens struggle for independence

WSKG,WSKG is recognized by the Early Care & Learning Council

WFSU, Brian Graves directs spot for American Graduate WFSU


March 2015

Huffington Post, On the "A" with Souleo: New PBS doc examines how one school is beating the odds

Washington Post, In rural towns like Hartsville, S.C., school 'choice' doesn't make sense. Here's why

The State, DeLoach: The little town that could: The story behind the story of '180 Days: Hartsville'


February 2015

The Atlantic, Young, Homeless -- and Invisible

Nine NetworkSt. Louisans Recognized at National Summit in Washington, D.C., for Their Role in American Graduate Initiative Under Leadership of Nine Network