American Graduate

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According to the 2015 Annual Building A Grad Nation report, the U.S. high school graduation rate will reach the goal of 90% by the year 2020 yet disparities still exist. The report takes a detailed look at the improvements and declines for students of color, students of low-income, and students with disabilities. The productivity of big cities/big districts and big states are also analyzed.

Recently, NPR examined the rising high school graduation rates, exposing the factors that contribute to the 81% rate (http://apps.npr.org/grad-rates/).

From September 27th to October 2nd, WORLD Channel presents a week of documentaries that bring to focus the continuing challenges facing students, parents, teachers and administrators outside of the 90%. Anchoring American Graduate on WORLD is an all-new Local, USA (Stories from the Classroom), If You Build It from docu-series America ReFramed, and series Central Standard and Dropping Back In as well as an additional eight inspiring programs.

Inspired by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen initiative and supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

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