American Graduate

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Above 80 percent. According to the 2014 Annual Building A Grad Nation report, the high school graduation rate in the U.S. has risen to this level for the first time in U.S. history.

WORLD Channel presents a week of education-themed documentaries drawing attention to the challenges facing students, parents, teachers and school administrators as the high school dropout rate continues to be an issue throughout diverse communities. Inspired by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the films also focus on education reform in public and private schools. Anchoring AmGrad week are four films from WORLD's original docu-series, America ReFramed, and broadcast-exclusive series Central Standard (WTTW) as well as programs from Independent Lens, P.O.V. and Frontline.

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