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American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. The initiative builds on public media’s long-standing commitment to education by convening conversations and strengthening partnerships between public radio and television stations and local schools, businesses and community organizations to help students stay on the path to a high school diploma.
For more information about the national project go to American Graduate, Let's Make It Happen.
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Storify March 13, 2012 Written by Ian Hill That’s a question KQED is asking as part of the American Graduate, an innovative new program designed to combat the dropout crisis. This question was posted at Spotify before the event, follow … Continue reading
Storify March 13, 2012 Written By Ian Hill Young people throughout our country are dropping out of school in high numbers. On March 13 KQED hosted a town hall meeting at Laney College in Oakland with teachers, students and others … Continue reading
EdSpace Blog March 14, 2012 Written by Matthew Green On March 13, teachers, education advocates, and a number of students filled the theater at Laney College in Oakland to address the problem, ask important questions, and share thoughts on how … Continue reading
Watch Live! KQED Invites you to watch the Teacher Town Hall March 13, 2012 from 5:40-8:00pm Free live streaming by Ustream Free live streaming by Ustream
New York Times Written By Tamar Lewis March 6, 2012 Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education. Although black students made up only 18 … Continue reading
KQED has launched American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen — a local initiative to help combat the dropout crisis in Oakland. KQED and Oakland’s Promise Alliance will address the issue by working with local schools, businesses and community organizations to … Continue reading
Newshour American Graduate February 1, 2012 Written By: Kelly Chen This week, the NewsHour’s American Graduate team takes a look at juvenile justice and gang violence as it relates to the dropout crisis, with reports starting Wednesday on our broadcast … Continue reading
KQED Mind/Shift Blog January 6, 2012 Written by Tina Barseghian For Ebony Green, a career as a scientist might have seemed unlikely just last year. The stereotypical outcome for girls like Ebony, an eighth-grader at Frick Middle School in a … Continue reading
MindShift Blog January 6, 2012 Written By Tina Barseghian For Ebony Green, a career as a scientist might have seemed unlikely just last year. The stereotypical outcome for girls like Ebony, an eighth-grader at Frick Middle School in a rough … Continue reading
Originally Aired November 17, 2011 Albany, N.Y. currently reports a high school graduation rate of only 47 percent, and some other communities in the region are also struggling to see many of their students through to graduation. Elaine Houston moderates … Continue reading