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Kids need summer learning to help in next school year

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Each summer low-income students lose two to three months in reaching achievement and two-months of grade-level equivalency in mathematics. June 19 is National Summer Learning Day, and it will mark a day to encourage youth to keep learning.

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United States on track to hit 90% graduation rate by 2020

Posted by Aja Williams on

America's Promise Alliance, in partnership with Alliance for Excellent Education, released its 6th edition of the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report Tuesday morning.

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew creates education discussion on student-teacher relationships

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One teacher's assignment around #IWishMyTeacherKnew showcases on social media how important getting to know your students can be.

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Presidential Education Awards program provides incentive for academic motivation

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The Presidential Education Awards Program rewards students for their growth in the classroom as well as achievement.

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Follow 4 college students on the roadtrip of a lifetime

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Roadtrip Nation will air a 1-hour special in April that examines the journeys of four first-generation college students who are looking for their pathway to success.

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2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Announced!

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100 educators from across the country have been given the honor of being a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.

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Public media awakening America to dropout crisis

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American Graduate stations are making the public aware of why a high school diploma matters, and for the first time in decades, stagnant graduation rates have finally budged.

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Community partnerships can help homeless youth

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Next month, PBS, Independent Lens and American Graduate premiere "The Homestretch," which looks at 3 homeless youth fighting to make their dreams come true and finish their education. Ahead of the film, we look at how communities can help. 

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PBS Newshour Student Lab video selected for White House Film Festival

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Austin High School out of Austin, Texas, has been selected for the 2nd annual White House Student Film Festival.

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Achievement gap closing between minority, white students

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New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that the achievement gap is closing between minority students and whites.

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Google releases YouTube Kids app for fun, learning

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The YouTube Kids app will allow children and their parents to have a fun, interactive and learning experience online.

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Read Across America Day coming up March 2

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The national day celebrates reading and one of the most beloved literary characters -- Dr. Seuss.

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'Every Kid in a Park' initiative works to get families outside

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Thursday, the White House announced a new initiative that will get kids to enjoy and learn more about the outdoors through federal land & water.

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Report: United States hits 81% high school graduation rate

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The U.S. Department of Education released the new data comes from the 2012-2013 school year.

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NY Middle School students win nationwide math app

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During Black History Month in February, we celebrate African Americans and their contributions throughout history, including traffic signals, tasty treats. Now, a group of middle schoolers have made their own history with a new app.

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