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 examines the improvements versus declines for students of color, of low-income, and with disabilities. The productivity rates of large cities, districts and states are also analyzed.

Recently, NPR examined the rising high school graduation rates, exposing the factors that contribute to the 81% rate (

From September 27th to October 2nd, WORLD Channel presents a week of documentaries that focus on 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 WORLD's original docu-series America ReFramed, and additional series Central Standard and Dropping Back In as well as eight other provocative 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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