1. Vegas Aims to Change Odds for High School Dropouts

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    Read the profile:http://to.pbs.org/I2xVMv Fist bumps and high-fives -- it's how principal David Wilson interacts with students as he walks down the halls of Chaparral High School in Las Vegas. The unconventional style is a trademark of Wilson, who was brought to the high school in 2010 as part of a turnaround effort by the Clark County School District. At the time, Chaparral was one of the worst-performing high schools in Nevada, a state that ranks near the very bottom in national graduation rates.

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    • American Graduate - Leah Dienger & Zack Richardson

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      WFSU Dimensions interview

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      • American Graduate Stories of Champions: Janice Magness

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        The Burkhart Transition Academy provides postsecondary educational strength-based assessment to aid in the successful transition of people with ASD into postsecondary higher education, vocational, or other settings. Classes for young adults with ASD meet four days per week to teach life skills, job skills, and social skills. American Graduate Day returns for its third year on September 27, 2014. This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focuses on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation.

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        • American Graduate Stories of Champions: Heather Martinez

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          Dr. Heather Martinez currently serves as Director of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners, through her office she is responsible for implementing and overseeing programs and partnerships which serve the community, engage faculty, promote learning and encourage conversations about the value of higher education. Working with the IDEAL program she has helped kids find inspiration in Science and Technology. American Graduate Day returns for its third year on September 27, 2014. This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focuses on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation.

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          • Be Involved

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            Stay in School PSA for the American Graduate Initiative. http://americangraduate.org Produced with youth media makers of Free Spirit PRO, a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media. 2013

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            • Knowledge I$ Money

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              Stay in School PSA for the American Graduate Initiative. http://americangraduate.org Produced with youth media makers of Free Spirit PRO, a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media. 2012

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              • See Yourself In A Different Light

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                Stay in School PSA for the American Graduate Initiative. http://americangraduate.org Produced with youth media makers of Free Spirit PRO, a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media. 2011

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                • Be There For Your Friends

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                  Stay in School PSA for the American Graduate Initiative. http://americangraduate.org Produced with youth media makers of Free Spirit PRO, a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media. 2013

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