American Graduate http://wvxu.org en Kathryn Merchant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation http://wvxu.org/post/kathryn-merchant-greater-cincinnati-foundation <p>WVXU has been a proud partner with <a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/"><strong>CET</strong></a> on the <a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"><strong>American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen</strong></a> initiative, supported by the <strong>Corporation for Public Broadcasting</strong>, working to address the impact and solutions to our local drop-out problem. The effort concludes with a special on Thursday, February 28 on CET that features some of the local programs and business leaders working on this issue. One of those leaders is <strong>Kathryn Merchant</strong>, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.gcfdn.org/"><strong>Greater Cincinnati Foundation</strong></a>, and she’s with Mark Perzel to discuss the educational challenges we face and how the GCF is working collaboratively to address them.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 9418 at http://wvxu.org Kathryn Merchant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Dr. Anthony Smith of Cincinnati Public Schools http://wvxu.org/post/dr-anthony-smith-cincinnati-public-schools <p><a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"><strong>American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen</strong></a>, is a cooperative project of the <em><strong>Corporation for Public Broadcasting</strong></em> and <em><strong>CET</strong></em>, and <strong>WVXU</strong> has partnered with them to help bring additional light to the high school drop-out problem. This month, Mark Perzel interviews<strong> Dr. Anthony Smith</strong>, assistant superintendent of <a href="http://www.cps-k12.org/"><strong>Cincinnati Public Schools</strong></a>, who discusses the challenges of assessing the actual drop-out rates and some of the innovative approaches CPS is taking to better serve the needs of the students in order to keep them successfully enrolled through graduation.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel & Mark Perz 7013 at http://wvxu.org Dr. Anthony Smith of Cincinnati Public Schools Success by 6 http://wvxu.org/post/success-6 <p>As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s<a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"><strong> American Graduate </strong></a>effort to find solutions to our nation’s high school dropout problem, Mark Perzel welcomes<strong> Stephanie Byrd</strong>, executive director of <a href="http://sb6uwgc.org/"><strong>Cincinnati’s Success by 6</strong></a> initiatives, striving to get toddlers and young children prepared for school through early education efforts.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 6079 at http://wvxu.org Success by 6 Oyler School - Steps for Success http://wvxu.org/post/oyler-school-steps-success <P>As part of WVXU’s continuing<A href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"><STRONG> American Graduate</STRONG></A> project, working to find answers to the drop out epidemic in America’s high schools, Mark Perzel talks with <STRONG>Jennifer Bellin</STRONG> who, in a volunteer effort, directs the <A href="http://steps-for-success.org/"><STRONG>Oyler</STRONG><STRONG> School’s Steps for Success</STRONG></A> program that focuses on providing mentors, unique experiences and skills to aid economically disadvantaged high school seniors into making a successful transition into postsecondary s Fri, 19 Oct 2012 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 5108 at http://wvxu.org Oyler School - Steps for Success Dr. Mary Ronan of Cincinnati Public Schools http://wvxu.org/post/dr-mary-ronan-cincinnati-public-schools <p>As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the<a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"> American Graduate</a> initiative, Mark Perzel welcomes <a href="http://www.cps-k12.org/administration/supt/Ronan.htm">Dr. Mary Ronan</a>, superintendent of the <a href="http://www.cps-k12.org/">Cincinnati Public Schools</a>. As a precursor to today’s American Graduate broadcast on <a href="http://cetconnect.org/">CET</a> and <a href="http://www.pbs.org/">PBS</a>, Dr. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 4081 at http://wvxu.org Dr. Mary Ronan of Cincinnati Public Schools