#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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American Graduate looks back at 2015

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The past year has marked a great year of growth and progress for American Graduate.

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U.S. hits all-time high 82% high school graduation rate

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The United States Department of Education announced an 82 percent graduation rate Tuesday, which inches the country closer to its 90 percent graduation rate goal by 2020.

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High school diploma can provide a boost to the economy

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Alliance for Excellent Education released new data Tuesday tied to how a 90 percent graduation rate could bolster the United States economy.

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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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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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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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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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