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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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