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  • High School Graduation Rates
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    High School Graduation Rates

    Business and non-profit leaders talked about their efforts to increase high school graduation rates at an America’s Promise Alliance conference. Following opening remarks, Education…

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  • High School Dropout Prevention Opening Session
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    High School Dropout Prevention, Opening Session

    America’s Promise Alliance held its first summit on reducing high school dropout rates in the nation’s schools. Speakers included Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and White House Domestic Policy…

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  • Vice President Biden on College Dropout Rates
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    Vice President Biden on College Dropout Rates

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the America’s Promise Alliance summit. He talked about the Obama administration’s efforts to increase college completion rates. He noted in his comments that “a…

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  • Education Initiatives
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    Education Initiatives

    President Obama talked about education at an event for the America’s Promise Alliance. He announced $900 million in grants for schools and school districts. Citing a Rhode Island school…

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  • Mission Serve Initiative Launch
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    Mission Serve Initiative Launch

    First lady Michelle Obama, second lady Jill Biden, and Alma J. Powell delivered remarks at an event to launch Mission Serve, an initiative designed to integrate service to country with…

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  • Alma Powell on Youth Assistance Programs
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    Alma Powell on Youth Assistance Programs

    Alma Powell, national chair of America’s Promise Alliance, talked about the challenges facing the nation’s youth and remedies to reverse the high school dropout crisis. Mrs. Powell cited newly released…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

    President Bush spoke at Georgetown University’s “Let Freedom Ring” celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The John Thompson…

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  • General Powell Retirement Ceremony
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    General Powell Retirement Ceremony

    President Clinton and Secretary Aspin spoke at a full military ceremony celebrating the long, distinguished career of retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Powell.…

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  • Literary Brunch
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    Literary Brunch

    The 25th annual New York Times “New York is Book Country” Literary Brunch, held in the Waldorf-Astoria, was hosted by New York Times contributor Robert Lipsyte. It featured eight authors talking…

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  • National Book Festival Interview
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    National Book Festival Interview

    Alma Powell, author and wife of Secretary of State Colin Powell, talked about her book, America’s Promise, published by HarperCollins. America’s Promise is also a program, funded by the…

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  • emAmericas Promiseem
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    America's Promise

    Barbara Harrison joined Alma Powell, wife of Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a conversation about her latest children’s book, America’s Promise, published by HarperCollins. In addition to…

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  • emAmericas Promiseem  Booksigning
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    America's Promise: Booksigning

    Alma Powell talked with patrons as she signed her picture book, America’s Promise, published by Harpercollins Juvenile Books. In this picture book, Mrs. Powell introduces young readers to the basic…

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  • Secretary of State SwearingIn Ceremony
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    Secretary of State Swearing-In Ceremony

    In an Oval Office ceremony Vice President Cheney administered the oath of office to Secretary of State Powell.

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  • Depression Issues
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    Depression Issues

    Panelists discussed their personal bouts with clinical depression. They noted problems with diagnosis and discussed the treatment and recovery process.

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