drop-outs 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 Poll: Raise Kentucky's dropout age http://wvxu.org/post/poll-raise-kentuckys-dropout-age <p>A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.</p><p>Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 with a parent’s permission. But Governor Steve Beshear has pushed to change that.</p><p>A poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows that 85 percent of parents agree with the governor and would like to see the age raised to 18.</p><p>The poll surveyed 1,000 parents in Kentucky.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 8476 at http://wvxu.org 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 Literacy Center West http://wvxu.org/post/literacy-center-west <p>As part of WVXU’s commitment to the <strong>American Graduate: Make it Happen</strong> program, an effort to find solutions to America’s drop-out problem, Mark Perzel welcomes <strong>Chellie McLellan</strong> from <a href="http://litcenterwest.org/Literacy_Center_West/Home.html"><strong>Literacy Center West</strong></a>, a Price Hill program working with students aged 17-21 on either GED preparation or job-readiness training.</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 2591 at http://wvxu.org Literacy Center West Identifying Kids at Risk of Dropping Out. http://wvxu.org/post/identifying-kids-risk-dropping-out <p>As part of our continuing commitment to the <b>American Graduate</b> effort to prevent school drop-outs, Mark Perzel welcomed <i>Principal Kimberly Mack and Resource Coordinator Pamela Knox</i> from John P Parker Elementary School to discuss identifying kids at risk of dropping out and programs they have in place to address the issue. American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:00:04 +0000 Mark Perzel 2051 at http://wvxu.org Identifying Kids at Risk of Dropping Out.