Cincinnati's Progress (And Challenges) In Increasing Its High School Graduation Rate

Jun 19, 2018

A high school diploma is a necessary step in a young person's journey to a more secure future. But recent studies show postsecondary education has become increasingly essential, whether that education comes from a two-year or four-year degree, trade school, or a career and technical certificate program.   

The GradNation campaign was created to increase the on-time high school graduation rate to 90 percent by the Class of 2020. The just-released Building a GradNation report examines the progress and challenges to reaching that goal. It also lays out the need for creating a smoother path for high school graduates to obtain the postsecondary education and training required to succeed in today's economy.   

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss efforts to increase high school graduation rates and creative postsecondary education and training initiatives are Founder and CEO of Civic Enterprises and Vice Chair of the Service Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute, John Bridgeland; and AT&T Director of External Affairs, Mark Romito. AT&T is a lead sponsor of GradNation, its program, AT&T Aspire, creates connections that drive innovation in education.   

This program is part of an ongoing series, "American Graduate: Getting to Work," supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with CET.

Tune into "Cincinnati Edition" June 19 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.