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Can Tyra Banks Get Kids To School? Seattle Says Yes

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First aired on November 9, 2011 from KPLU For All Things Considered broadcast. Last month, Tyra Banks and the national Get Schooled Foundation visited 400 students in the Bronx in New York City. Banks is one of several celebrities who … Continue reading »

Attendance Works Initiative

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Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success. It aims to ensure that every school in every state not only tracks chronic absence data for … Continue reading »

Video: Too Important To Fail, Tavis Smiley

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Across America, less than 50% of young Black males will graduate from high school. Watch Tavis Smiley Reports: “Too Important to Fail” on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.

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 »