Helping America Become a Grad Nation

10-043 POTUS and AD at America's Promise Grad Nation Event 3

President Obama and Secretary Duncan joined General Colin Powell for the announcement of “Grad Nation” — a 10-year campaign to mobilize America to reverse the dropout crisis and help our children be prepared for success in college, work and life.

Goals of the campaign:

  • Ensure that 90% of today’s 4th graders graduate from high school on time.
  • Help fulfill the President’s goal to be the world’s leader in the proportion of college graduates by 2020.

Find out more at the America’s Promise Alliance website.   Read General Powell’s blog post on the White House website.

Read the transcript of the video below.