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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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