It’s that time of year when thousands of students have proudly claimed their high school diploma, and that’s cause for celebration for public media. At the recent Building A Grad Nation Summit, the 2014 report released by, among others, the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, stated that for the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate has risen above 80%. At this rate, the U.S. remains on track to meet the national goal of a 90% graduation rate by 2020. The report — also released by Civic Enterprises, America’s Prom2014ise Alliance, The Alliance for Excellent Education — credits public media’s work through the American Graduate: Let’sMake it Happen initiative as a key to building knowledge, highlighting solutions and increasing community-based partnerships that contribute to progress in addressing the dropout crisis.
Invite your community to celebrate high school graduates and learn how we are making progress with this PBS LearningMedia video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour Extra April 29, 2014 broadcast.