East St. Louis receives $2.1M under Operation AmeriCorps

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The federal and local funds will be made available to schools in East St. Louis in an attempt to help better education in this impoverished area.

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Youth engage in outdoor learning activities

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Nine Network distributed outdoor learning materials to community partners as part of the PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors initiative.

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Gateway STEM students visit Nine Network

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Freshmen from Gateway STEM High School visited Nine Network to tour the station and participate in a digital storytelling activity.

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Craft Alliance Artist inspires McCluer students with CommuniTea Project

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During the spring 2015 semester, Jh’Sya participated in the CommuniTea Project. Under teacher Norleen Nosri's guidance, the students designed and sculpted large bases that house approximately 2,000 porcelain cups. Nosri made the cups for each student. Jh’Sya shares her experience with the project and talks about her American Graduate Champion, Norleen.                                     

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Partner Spotlight: Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

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Through its programs and services, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) inspires and empowers youth to strive for success.

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Mo. lands in top 10 for graduation rates, while Ill. falls toward the bottom

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With today's release of the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report, Missouri is among the top close to 90 percent, while Illinois has stagnated toward that goal.

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STEAM education drives McCluer High School’s CommuniTea project

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A recent CommuniTea event held at McCluer High School was about bringing together students, but it also presented another learning opportunity for students. 

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Partner Spotlight: Covenant House

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Covenant House is a faith-based nonprofit agency providing a safe environment for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth and empowers them to create successful futures for themselves. We feature this organization this month as a part of our partner spotlight series.

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Fathers seek greater community support, resources

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As a part of the Nine Network of Public Media's ongoing American Graduate work, a group of fathers were convened to discuss their needs and frustrations.

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2 St. Louis teachers named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

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Patricia Brown and Kelly Gilchrist will be among 100 educators across the country to participate in the 2015 class.

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Partner Spotlight: YouthBuild St. Louis

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YouthBuild St. Louis is a community and youth development organization that provides real-world training and important life skills to young adults who have dropped out of high school. 

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Missouri graduation rates rising toward 90%

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The 2013-2014 school year saw Missouri hit another marker for graduation rates as it reached 85.7 percent. Previously, the graduation rate sat at 86 percent for the 2012-2013 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. 

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Stay Tuned looks at Ferguson, youth movement

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Thursday night, Stay Tuned looked at how Ferguson is moving forward and how youth are contributing to it.

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Ritenour students cover youth race relation conversations

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In January 2015, students from 14 St. Louis schools came together to engage in conversation and dialogue around race, the situation in Ferguson, and other topics as part of the first annual Student Summit on Race.

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Partner Spotlight: ACCESS Academies

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For the month of March, we highlight ACCESS Academies, which works with three middle schools in St. Louis to prepare students for success in education and beyond.

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