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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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December 21, 2012 By Barbara Grady Oakland Unified School District this week became a beneficiary of a major federal grant that will bring science, technology, engineering and math – STEM – educational experiences to as many as two thousand OUSD students. It … Continue reading
November 8, 2012 By Matthew Williams On a beautiful fall Saturday in Oakland, students, educators and families filled the Kaiser Center’s 400-seat theater to watch 20 compelling youth-produced films that focused on social change and the high school dropout crisis. … Continue reading
November 2, 2012 By Caitlin Esch In Oakland, schools are partnering with community health organizations to open clinics on campuses. On Thursday, the district celebrated its 14th such opening at West Oakland Middle School. KQED’s Caitlin Esch visited a school-based clinic that … Continue reading
October 8, 2012 By Katy Murphy A series of decisions about the costs, staffing and structure of Oakland Unified’s special education department caused parents to mobilize in June against last-minute reductions to the program. Months later, the 11th-hour reassignment of … Continue reading
Originally aired August 10, 2012 California must reduce the barriers to success for youth of color, according to a new report assessing the bleak prospects facing Latino and African-American boys and young men in the state. These groups make up … Continue reading
Recently a class of sophomores attending the Life Academy of Health and Biosciences High School in the Fruitvale area of Oakland wrote and recorded their own personal Perspectives. With the help of their world history and English teacher, Annie Hatch, … Continue reading
First aired on November 9, 2011 from KPLU For All Things Considered broadcast. Last month, Tyra Banks and the national Get Schooled Foundation visited 400 students in the Bronx in New York City. Banks is one of several celebrities who … Continue reading
Report aired November 8, 2011 Over the next 18 months, the NewsHour is joining with other public media to examine consequences and solutions. The series is called the American Graduate Project. More than 100 teachers were invited to a town … Continue reading
KQED and Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) youth programs; BUMP Records and The Factory are collaborating to create local videos by youth that address the high school dropout rate in Oakland, CA. Here is an example of what is to … Continue reading