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Nevada Legislature set to celebrate American Graduate Day

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Nevada Legislature will celebrate American Graduate Day on March 4, and honor Vegas PBS and KNPB in Reno for their work in helping youth.

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Viral 'Humans of New York' post sparks inspiration for world, education

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A simple post that started on Humans of New York quickly gained worldwide attention, lead to a White House visit with the president and a fundraiser that generated more than $1 million for a New York City school.

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Report: New York tops spending per student in 2011-2012

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The National Center for Education Statistics just released spending and revenue for states and the 100 largest districts in the country last week.

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New Mexico summit looks at student attendance

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More than 200 educators, community providers, leaders and community members came together last month to discuss how to improve attendance in Central New Mexico.

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6 reasons it's cool to be a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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There's only a couple of weeks left to apply to be a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Here's a few good reasons why it's worth your time.

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Hundreds gather for National Mentoring Summit 2015

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Almost 1,000 leaders, advocates, researchers and mentors will gather at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington D.C. to explore furthering the power of mentoring to youth across the country.

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WFYI hosts Youth "Speak Out" Summit Jan. 21

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WFYI, Indiana’s largest PBS and NPR station, will bring together teens from several area school districts for its Youth “Speak Out” Summit.

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4 Ways to Become a Mentor

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As a part of National Mentoring Month, American Graduate is supporting the effort by providing resources of where you can find places to mentor in your community.

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January is 'National Mentoring Month'

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President Barack Obama has declared January National Mentoring Month across the country.

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PBS airs special 'Odd Squad Saves the World' in January

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In ramping up its latest hit, PBS will air "Odd Squad" in an hour-long format Jan. 19.

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Eighteen states awarded grants toward developing early education

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More than $225 million in grants have been awarded to a number of states for their work in early childhood education. In addition, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Grammy award-winning artist Shakira will chat live via Twitter as a part of the president's early childhood summit.

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Mississippi Public Broadcast hosts 'Stop the Drop Summit'

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Mississippi will address the state’s high school graduation rate with its 2014 Stop the Drop Summit Thursday, Dec. 11.

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WHRO launches online work readiness initiative

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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe along with other leaders announced the launch of SkillsOnline, a web-based portal that will provide educational courses for 21st century jobs.

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Tacoma makes great strides in graduation rates

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Tacoma School District has increased its graduation rate from 55 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2014.

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'Odd Squad' premieres Nov. 26

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The new PBS adventure series features agents Otto and Olive who use math concepts to save the day in their town.

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