While attendance remains somewhat consistent between third and fifth grade, chronic absenteeism climbs in middle school and peaks by the twelfth grade. (Courtesy Get Schooled/The Johns Hopkins University) There's an assumption that in order to do well in school,…

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Over the course of reporting a story on a communications magnet program in St. Petersburg, Fla., the NewsHour met many students going through the K-12 "Journeys in Journalism" program. View a slideshow of their work.

I hope you've been checking in from time to time on the content being created here and for the television version of the NewsHour around the American Graduate project. It's a nationwide examination of the challenge of getting…

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