'Don't Quit on Me' highlights importance of adult relationships with youth

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The new America's Promise Alliance report explores the importance of adult relationships -- as tutors, mentors, teachers, coaches, etc. -- can have on impacting whether a student graduates.

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Every Day Counts: Facts on Attendance, Achievement

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September is Attendance Awareness Month, and being at school everyday is an important factor for students staying on the path to graduation. 

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American Graduate rings NASDAQ closing bell

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Ahead of American Graduate Day on Oct. 3, American Graduate representatives will ring the closing bell of NASDAQ Friday, Aug. 28. 

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Oregon promises a college education to successful high school students

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New legislation in Oregon awards high school students with a 2.5 GPA or higher a chance to earn a degree tuition free.

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6 Back-to-School Fun Facts

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As the kids head back to school this week and in subsequent days, we've compiled a list of facts around public education in the United States.

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Usher, LeBron James make moves to help youth

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The two mega celebrities have worked under their own respective organizations to help youth stay on the right path to graduation.

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Get out & ‘Find Your Park’ for National Parks & Recreation Month

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July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and it coincides with the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service. In celebration, a new website gives people the opportunity to find their park and get outdoors.

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USDA works to resolve Summer Hunger amongst children

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The summer food service program ensures children from low-income areas receive proper nutrition while school is not in session.

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NPR sheds light on rising graduation rates

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National Public Radio, with the help of several member stations across the country, dived into rising graduation rates across the country and what it truly means. 

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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

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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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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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