Community partnerships can help homeless youth

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Next month, PBS, Independent Lens and American Graduate premiere "The Homestretch," which looks at 3 homeless youth fighting to make their dreams come true and finish their education. Ahead of the film, we look at how communities can help. 

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Achievement gap closing between minority, white students

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New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that the achievement gap is closing between minority students and whites.

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Google releases YouTube Kids app for fun, learning

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The YouTube Kids app will allow children and their parents to have a fun, interactive and learning experience online.

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Read Across America Day coming up March 2

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The national day celebrates reading and one of the most beloved literary characters -- Dr. Seuss.

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'Every Kid in a Park' initiative works to get families outside

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Thursday, the White House announced a new initiative that will get kids to enjoy and learn more about the outdoors through federal land & water.

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Report: United States hits 81% high school graduation rate

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The U.S. Department of Education released the new data comes from the 2012-2013 school year.

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NY Middle School students win nationwide math app

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During Black History Month in February, we celebrate African Americans and their contributions throughout history, including traffic signals, tasty treats. Now, a group of middle schoolers have made their own history with a new app.

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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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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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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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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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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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