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PBS Newshour: Diplomas Now

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Public Media to Launch First-Ever AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY on September 22, 2012

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September 21, 2012 September 22, 2012 is American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to … Continue reading »


Why Public Media?

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Every year, approximately 1.3 million students drop out of high school — 7,000 students a day. On average, only 72 percent of America’s children graduate. Less than 60 percent of Latino, African American and Native Americans earn a high school … Continue reading »


American Graduate Initiative : Let’s Make It Happen

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American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen builds on public broadcasting’s long-standing commitment to education by convening conversations and strengthening partnerships between public radio and television stations and local schools, businesses, and community organizations – all with the goal of helping … Continue reading »


CPB launched American Graduate on May 3, 2011 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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