The U.S. is on track to reach a 90% high school graduation rate by 2020

The U.S. is on track to reach a 90% high school graduation rate by 2020

Amazing news from today’s America’s Promise Alliance ‪2015 Building a Grad Nation report: the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the goal of 90 percent on-time graduation by 2020. Download the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report and learn more about high school grad rates. Resources: Full Report – PDF Executive Summary – PDF 2013 Overall Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Map – Interactive Online Map  ...

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Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive delivers hope for those in need

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive delivers hope for those in need

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May. With the extreme weather experienced this winter by much of the country, along with the economic struggles many Americans face, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive never has been more important. Hunger affects about 49...

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Home security upgrades for Midtown residents restore sense of safety in neighborhood

Home security upgrades for Midtown residents restore sense of safety in neighborhood

  Several residents in Midtown District will receive security upgrades to their homes this summer to restore a sense of safety in the neighborhood. The Lights and Lock program, a collaboration between United Way of Rock River Valley, Nicholson Hardware and Project First Rate, will provide motion-censored lights and secure locks for 10 homes in Midtown. Contractors and electricians with Project First Rate will work together with residents to install the upgrades. Lights and Locks program is a direct response to needs discovered through...

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