drop-outs

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
12:30 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Kathryn Merchant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Kathryn Merchant

WVXU has been a proud partner with CET on the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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 Kathryn Merchant, president and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and she’s with Mark Perzel to discuss the educational challenges we face and how the GCF is working collaboratively to address them.


Education
4:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Poll: Raise Kentucky's dropout age

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.

Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 with a parent’s permission. But Governor Steve Beshear has pushed to change that.

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.

The poll surveyed 1,000 parents in Kentucky.

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
1:30 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Dr. Mary Ronan of Cincinnati Public Schools

Dr. Mary Ronan, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools

As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the American Graduate initiative, Mark Perzel welcomes Dr. Mary Ronan, superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools. As a precursor to today’s American Graduate broadcast on CET and PBS, Dr.

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 -Let's Make It Happen
12:00 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Identifying Kids at Risk of Dropping Out.

As part of our continuing commitment to the American Graduate effort to prevent school drop-outs, Mark Perzel welcomed Principal Kimberly Mack and Resource Coordinator Pamela Knox 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.