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The Goal: 90% High School Graduation Rate by 2020 

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is a long term public media initiative launched in 2011 with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. With a current national graduation rate of 80%, the nation is well on its way to achieving the goal of 90% by 2020, but these next five years could be the biggest challenge.

Read the American Graduate Blog for stories from local youth and updated news posts. 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the first documentary film series to chronicle the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent, through the arrival of black conquistadors in North America in the 1500s, to the disembarking of twenty slaves in Virginia in 1619, and onward -- through almost four hundred subsequent years of historic events to 2008, when Barack Obama became the United States' 44th President.

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