Call to Action

April 2011
ED Review;4/1/2011, p1
The article discusses a speech made by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to heed the call to action to boost college graduation rates in the U.S. and meet U.S. President Barack Obama's goal for the best educated and highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The call was made during the "Build a Grad" National Summit on March 22, 2011. During the summit, he urged governors to organize college completion competitions, released a comprehensive college completion toolkit and made a new grants available for higher institutions of learning.


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