Research shows about 2/3 of the 9th grade achievement gap can be attributed to unequal summer learning access during elementary school. Public media offers a range of tools and activities to help parents and educators beat the summer slide.
Public media stations across the country are working with schools and local partners on youth media projects. (Above: Students work with WTTW and Free Spirit Media in Chicago)
About 3.4 million students are expected to graduate from high school this year. Public media is building community capacity to keep students on the path to graduation and success.Learn More
TED Talks Education was hosted by John Legend and features inspirational talks about education innovation and the dropout crisis in America from Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada, Sir Ken Robinson and others. Watch it on demand.
The 2013 "Building a Grad Nation" report reveals that high school graduation rates are increasing and, for the first time, the nation is on track to meet the goal of a 90% graduation rate.
See how American Graduate stations are contributing.
How important is a high school diploma? In 1973, 72% of job required a High School diploma or less. By 2018, that number will shrink to 36%. Learn more about the economic impact of the dropout crisis.