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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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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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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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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Report: Graduation rates rising throughout the country

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According to a recent blog by the U.S. Department of Education, graduation rates have continued to rise across the country.

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Michelle Obama challenges high school students to go further

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First Lady Michelle Obama has created a national contest where high school seniors can enter a video on their school's financial aid efforts. The winner gets the First Lady as a speaker at their high school graduation.

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WHYY celebrates Flash Media Labs in Philly schools

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WHYY, in partnership with Philadelphia School District, opened six new flash media labs in area schools to engage students and teach them the art of media production.

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