MO graduation rate ticks up, while IL slightly falls

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In Missouri, our graduation rate grew slightly to 87.8 percent, compared to 87.3 the previous year. In Illinois, the graduation rate actually fell slightly from 86 percent to 85.6 percent.

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Nine Network honors 11 early education American Graduate Champions

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American Graduate Day returns September 17 with public media stations across the country airing the live, multiplatform event. As a part of the St. Louis celebration, The Nine Network of Public Media will recognize 11 early education professionals as American Graduate Champions during a breakfast on September 10, 2016.

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Missouri is on track to 90%; more work remains ahead

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In December, Missouri hit a graduation rate of 87.3% and is closing in on the national 90% goal, but more student subpopulations need help.

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St. Louis elementary teacher named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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Chantell Mason of Iveland Elementary was named among 52 other teachers in the United States as a Digital Innovator. This is the third consecutive year a teacher from St. Louis has been named to the list.

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Missouri students have the #BestSchoolDay

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Twitter CEO and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey fulfilled a number of classroom project requests across the state under the #BestSchoolDay campaign.

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Roadtrip Nation: Ready to Rise makes stop in St. Louis

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The latest show follows 3 young adults on their journey to find their successful path while meeting with inspirational leaders. Along the way, the three stop in St. Louis. You can see the program March 3 at 10pm.

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MO has more work to narrow graduation gap between students

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Thursday, the 2016 Building a GradNation brief detailing how well the United States is doing in terms of the graduation rate. The brief also gave a glance as to the successes of Missouri and where work must continue.

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New Data: Missouri reaches 87.3% graduation rate in 2014

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The U.S. Department of Education released new data Tuesday morning showcasing a record high for the country of 82 percent, while Missouri is among the top high school graduation rates in the nation.

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New data shows how 90% graduation rate impacts STL economy

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The Alliance for Excellent Education released new data Tuesday tied to how graduating 90 percent of high school students could impact local economies, including in St. Louis.

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School Matters Everyday: September is Attendance Awareness Month

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September is Attendance Awareness Month.

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Aim High encourages students to step up their education goals

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The summer enrichment program is devoted to helping kids in the St. Louis area graduate high school. With such growing success, the program has expanded to a new and third location. 

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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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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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