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00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff43070000WUNC's American Graduate Project is part of a nationwide public media conversation about the dropout crisis. We'll explore the issue through news reports, call-in programs and a forum produced with UNC-TV. Also as a part of this project we've partnered with the Durham Nativity School and YO: Durham to found the WUNC Youth Radio Club. These reports are part of American Graduate-Let’s Make it Happen!- a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and these generous funders: Project Funders:GlaxoSmithKlineThe Goodnight Educational FoundationJoseph M. Bryan Foundation State FarmThe Grable FoundationFarrington FoundationMore education stories from WUNC

Raleigh School Closing

A controversial private school in Raleigh is closing its doors. The Upper Room Christian Academy High School opened in 2001.

Dave DeWitt: Despite being open for more than a decade, just three students earned degrees from Upper Room Christian Academy High School. One of them was NC State basketball player Rodney Purvis. He graduated last year and is now a freshman for the Wolfpack. Earlier this year, the NCAA placed Purvis on academic probation as it investigated Upper Room Christian Academy's academic rigor. Purvis was later declared eligible to play this season. A school official says the NCAA investigation is not the reason the school is closing. Upper Room also announced it will shutter its middle school. The two closings affect about 38 students. Upper Room Christian Academy will continue to operate a preschool and elementary school.

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