There are a number of new efforts nationally and locally aimed at reducing the number of young people dropping out of high school. The cost to the dropout and the community and the nation as a whole are high. PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Gwen Ifill came to the Nine Network to host a teacher town hall meeting that kicked off the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen project in St. Louis.

The Nine Network is leading American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a national public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to address the dropout crisis in America and help keep young people on the path to graduation.

Click here to learn more about American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.

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