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America's Promise BulletinMarch 16, 2012 (Vol 6)

  "We cannot have economically thriving communities when large numbers of our children are still not thriving in school.

-- Alma J. Powell                  

General sessions at Grad Nation Summit to be streamed live via webcast
For those unable to attend the Building a Grad Nation Summit taking place next week, the four main plenary sessions will be webcast live at www.americaspromise.org/summit. All sessions will feature remarks from key players in the education sphere including Alma J. Powell, General Colin Powell and filmmaker George Lucas. more
  • Monday 3/19 Opening Session (7:45-10am)
  • Monday 3/19 Lunch Session (12-1:30pm)
  • Tuesday 3/20 Morning Session (7:45-10am)
  • Tuesday 3/20 Closing Session (12-1:30pm)   
Share your Summit experience on Twitter using the #gradnation hashtag
Even if you're following the Building a Grad Nation Summit via webcast, all are encouraged to share their experience during the Summit and be part of the national conversation, using the hashtag #gradnation. Follow America's Promise on Twitter (@fivepromises) to get key updates on the plenary and concurrent sessions as well. Not signed up for Twitter? Just visit www.twitter.com to get started and follow the online dialogue surrounding the conference. more
Grad Nation report update on national grad rates to be released March 19
Grad Nation Summit program book provides snapshot of conference

Want to get a full picture of the 2012 Building a Grad Nation Summit? Then check out the Summit program book. Inside you will find a welcome letter from America's Promise Alliance Chair Alma J. Powell, in addition to the latest agenda with speakers, session descriptions and room assignments. Also available is information on key programs and initiatives, such as the Grad Nation campaign, Grad Nation Communities and 100 Best Communities for Young People. Hotel floor plans are included, as well. more 

Tune in to the Grad Nation tumblr page for the latest Summit updates   

America's Promise Alliance has launched a Tumblr account to enhance coverage of the Building a Grad Nation Summit and the overall Grad Nation efforts once the conference has ended. Visit gradnation.tumblr.com to see live updates from the conference. For those unfamiliar, Tumblr is a microblogging tool that lets you easily share anything from text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos.  more