U.S. Graduation Rate hits new high of 83.2%

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Monday morning, President Barack Obama announced a new graduation rate high of 83.2 percent for our country, an increase of almost 1 percent. In fact, this past year showed tremendous progress among subgroup student populations.

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Why Mentoring Matters for Minorities

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It is extremely critical for at-risk youth to be able to see themselves in their mentors, which is why America needs higher numbers of mentors from diverse backgrounds. This will help prove to students in more disadvantaged populations that success is feasible. Yet MENTOR also found that 16 million youth will reach adulthood without mentors.

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New Report Highlights Kentucky's increasing graduation rate

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Kentucky is among the top states for graduation rates but also for narrowing the gap between low-income and non-low-income students. "For All Kids" looks at how they've done it for more than two decades.

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July 2016 AmGrad Updates

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WORLD Channel programs notches two Telly Awards, while American Graduate gets its own mobile app.

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UEN releases American Graduate Reality Check mobile app

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American Graduate has a new resource to help teens and young adults visualize the financial benefits of graduating from high school: the American Graduate Reality Check mobile app.

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WORLD Channel's "Local USA" American Graduate segment wins Telly Awards

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Local, USA, an original series from the WORLD Channel, won silver and bronze Telly Awards for an episode of short films titled, “American Graduate: Stories from The Classroom.”

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Report showcases opportunities, challenges of homeless students

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Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates wrote "Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools" regarding the challenges of an often overlooked population -- homeless students.

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Join the #PromiseChat Twitter Chat on June 8

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American Graduate alongside America’s Promise Alliance, AT&T Aspire, Better Make Room, Pearson and Communities in Schools will host the #PromiseChat June 8 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Keep kids learning during summer is vital for student success

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As summer vacation rolls around for students, the break doesn't imply to stop learning. The "summer slide" could lead to students forgetting what they learned and leading down a path of less success.

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Building a GradNation 2016: Communities, states have work to do to reach 90%

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With the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 rapidly approaching, the release of the 2016 Building a GradNation report offers a less than rosier picture to make sure all students are at that level. Although the United States hit a record high of 82.3 percent high school graduation rate, the report showcases that the growth has slowed and for the first time is not on track to reach the go

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America's Promise Alliance honoring CPB CEO Pat Harrison

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting CEO Pat Harrison will be honored at the 2016 Promise of America Awards Gala.

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Library Week celebrates public resource, service for all

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Library Week, which is April 10-16 this year, celebrates this cornerstone and highlights the importance of this institution for youth and adults alike.

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Development of Young Minds celebrated during "Week of the Young Child"

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Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children encourages the development of preschool aged children through activities and resources for families and educators.

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#BestSchoolDay brings out the best in stars' investments in youth

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On March 10, athletes, philanthropists and actors took action by donating toward local community schools' projects on DonorsChoose.org.

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Report: Achievement gap persists among minority, low-income and students with disabilities

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The 2016 Building a Grad Nation brief showcases the urgency to help get all kids toward a 90 percent graduation rate goal in order to get the U.S. to its overall goal.

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