Category Archives: National

American Graduate Student Film Festival

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Deadline for Entries: March 1st, 2013 What is the American Graduate Student Film Festival? The American Graduate Student Film Festival (AGFF) is an online video competition for students ages 10 to 19 to engage youth about the high student dropout … Continue reading »

PBS Newhour:Can STEM Education Close the Achievement Gap?

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Good: How We Can Curb America's Staggering Dropout Rate

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December 21, 2012 By Jason Bateman Most people would agree that starting a family is a major game changer. The second a child comes in to your life you are no longer the priority. Every bit of focus is about … Continue reading »

Huffington Post: Oakland Schools To Allow Federal Monitoring Of Black Student Discipline

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December 10, 2012 The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education agreed last week to allow for at least five years of federal monitoring as the district attempts to reduce the disproportionately high black student suspension rate, the Los Angeles … Continue reading »

PBS Newshour: Diplomas Now

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2012 Teacher Innovator Awards

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Brought to you by PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford  We want to recognize YOU — America’s innovative PreK-12 classroom educators, media specialists, technology coordinators and homeschool educators who use digital media to enhance student learning. Thirty winners across grades … Continue reading »

KQED News: Oakland School District and Feds Agree on Changes to School Discipline

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October 1, 2012 By Barbara Grady The Oakland Unified School District board agreed Thursday night to take  specific steps to eradicate racial bias in school discipline, voting unanimously to enter a voluntary resolution with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office … Continue reading »

Los Angeles Times: Oakland schools to let feds monitor discipline of black students

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By Stephen Ceasar October 1, 2012 The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow federal officials to monitor the district’s efforts to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions of … Continue reading »

Dropout Nation on Frontline Tonight!

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As part of the American Graduate initiative, FRONTLINE will premiere “Dropout Nation,” a special two-hour documentary portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily struggle to get them to graduation. The film airs … Continue reading »

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 »