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President Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act into law

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Thursday morning, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, which is the successor of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. High school graduation rates are among the measures that must be used to evaluate student achievement.

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November Station Highlights: WFYI, NPT, Nine Network, CPT12

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American Graduate hub stations across the country have hosted a number of events and important discussions in their respective communities. Here's a look at what WFYI, NPT, Nine Network and Colorado Public Television have done in the past month.

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Number of students dropping out is falling

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A new report released earlier this week showcases the national dropout rate declined by 27 percent in four years.

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6 Facts on public schools for American Education Week

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This week is American Education Week, which honors those in public education working to ensure children receive a quality education.

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week kicks off

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November 14-22 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week across the country. Within both of these groups, the most affected populations tend to be the children.

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4 Key Takeaways of White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools

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Tuesday, several education leaders, students, researchers and philanthropists gathered at the White House for the first ever summit on Next Generation High Schools. Several entities also engaged in the live stream and on social media throughout the day around it.

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American Graduate joins White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools

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Public media’s American Graduate initiative will participate today in Washington, D.C., in the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools.

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First Lady, LeBron James team up for "Better Make Room" Project

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First Lady Michelle Obama and NBA superstar LeBron James have doubled down in their commitment to helping youth reach higher education this past week.

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October Station Highlights: TPT, NPT, WSKG

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See what American Graduate hub stations have been up to in the past month.

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'American Graduate Day 2015' highlights champions, commitment to youth

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American Graduate Day 2015 celebrated more than 4.1 million American Graduate Champions across the country who are working in the 52 partner organizations featured and focused on helping youth stay on track to high school graduation. The broadcast reached 85% of US households and generated over 140 million Twitter impressions of the #AmGrad hashtag.

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First Lady Michelle Obama launches #62MillionGirls campaign

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As a part of her continued efforts to help girls learn, the First Lady recently announced the 62 million girls campaign.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

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October is Bullying Prevention Month, and a number of organizations have come out with resources and information around how to stop the crisis.

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'Medora' wins Emmy for outstanding business and economic reporting

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"Medora," which resonates closely with American Graduate, took home an Emmy recently. "American Promise" and "Bully" were among PBS Emmy nominees.

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Active, Caring Adult Leaders speak on importance of reaching youth

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Education advocates and other national leaders have spoken out recently about the importance of caring, consistent adults being involved in helping youth reach their goals and dreams.

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'Don't Quit on Me' highlights importance of adult relationships with youth

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The new America's Promise Alliance report explores the importance of adult relationships -- as tutors, mentors, teachers, coaches, etc. -- can have on impacting whether a student graduates.

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