Washington, DC--Today, four national organizations committed to improving educational outcomes for America´s high school students applaud the introduction of the Graduation Promise Act (GPA). The GPA is designed to improve high schools and reduce dropout rates, and was introduced today by U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, Richard Burr, R-NC, and Health, Education, Pensions and Labor Committee Chairman Edward Kennedy. The GPA is enthusiastically supported by the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Center for American Progress, Jobs for the Future, and the National Council of La Raza.

"America is facing a dropout crisis," said John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center...

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