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School leaders commit to 'Future Ready' initiative

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Wednesday, President Barack Obama, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and school superintendents took a step to improve schools nationwide to make students better prepared for the future.

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Report: Graduation rates rising throughout the country

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According to a recent blog by the U.S. Department of Education, graduation rates have continued to rise across the country.

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Veterans continue service, helping youth

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When several military men and women retire from service, they're making the decision to continue to give back by helping youth in their communities. Here are a few stories of veterans improving youth outcomes across the country.

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Study: Mom's education can affect children's school performance

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A new University of Michigan study looks at how a woman's age and education can impact their child's learning in the long term. 

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Michelle Obama challenges high school students to go further

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First Lady Michelle Obama has created a national contest where high school seniors can enter a video on their school's financial aid efforts. The winner gets the First Lady as a speaker at their high school graduation.

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WHYY celebrates Flash Media Labs in Philly schools

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WHYY, in partnership with Philadelphia School District, opened six new flash media labs in area schools to engage students and teach them the art of media production.

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The South begins to rise -- in graduation rates

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Tennessee and Georgia saw a bit of a bump in their graduation rates from state data recently released.

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Sesame Street turns 45!

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The beloved street full of muppets, lessons and fun hits the 45-year mark this month.

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Welcome to the new American Graduate website!

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American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is relaunching its website with a new look, feel and renewed purpose. 

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Massachusetts community summit takes aim at improving middle schools

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November 6, leaders will convene in Springfield, Mass. with the hope of becoming part of the solution to the city's high school graduation rates through its middle schools.

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Pittsburgh foundation invests $500K for engaging parents in education

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A Pittsburgh-based foundation is taking aim at giving parents a greater voice in the education of their children.

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Council of Great City Schools looks at student testing in town hall

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Council of Great City Schools hosted a town hall during its annual conference that examined the issue of student testing, October 24.

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Dropout recruiter gets students off streets, back in school

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St. Louis Public Schools Dropout Recruiter Charlie Bean is helping get kids off of the street and back in the classroom to graduate high school.

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