Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
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On American Graduate Day, community organizations, celebrities and educators acknowledge their commitment to keeping at-risk students in school. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs participated by asking students around the country about their most pressing issues in education.
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