American Graduate

American Graduate
3:00 am
Sat August 18, 2012

Literacy Center West

American Graduate: Make it Happen - a program initiative of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

As part of WVXU’s commitment to the American Graduate: Make it Happen program, an effort to find solutions to America’s drop-out problem, Mark Perzel welcomes Chellie McLellan from Literacy Center West, a Price Hill program working with students aged 17-21 on either GED preparation or job-readiness training.

American Graduate
10:40 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Impact Cincinnati for August 16, 2012

Stephanie Byrd of United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Success by 6, Deborah Bradshaw of Cincinnati Public Schools and Greg Landsman Strive Together

According to a study conducted last year, children who don’t read well by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than children who are proficient readers by third grade.

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American Graduate
9:15 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: In Middle School, Can Data Prevent Dropouts?

From PBS Newshour:

Seven thousand students dropout of school every day in the U.S.

And some researchers have dubbed middle school as the essential "make-or-break" years in determining a child's success.

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American Graduate
9:11 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: Helping High School Youth Learn by Doing

From PBS Newshour:

Since 1994, YouthBuild has trained 110,000 high school dropouts around the country to put up houses for their community and think critically in the classroom while earning their GEDs or diplomas. As part of the American Graduate series, Paul Solman reports on a program designed to keep kids learning inside and outside of class.

American Graduate
9:07 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: 'Reclaim Your Future': Vegas Aims to Change Odds for High School Dropouts

From PBS NewsHour:Trying to entice wayward students back to class in Las Vegas, Chaparral High School Principal David Wilson led teams into communities to knock on doors in search of dropouts. Ray Suarez reports on an offbeat approach starting to show some signs of success in a city that ranks near the bottom in the nation for graduation rates.

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