American Graduate. CPB Combats the High School Dropout Crisis. Ask any student whether he or she will graduate from high school, and the vast majority – 92 percent – say they expect to earn a diploma .
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Actresses America Ferrera (l) and Aimee Garcia speak about the value of their high school education at the launch of the American Graduate initiative.
American Graduate builds on that success to help students in the middle schools years – the years when students begin to disengage from learning and become at-risk of dropping out – stay in school on the path to graduation.
Stations television stations for the development, production, distribution and evaluation of digitally created learning resources focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts that are difficult to teach and learn. We also supported the development of a series of four multi-media, Web-based games and role-playing activities rooted in middle school history and civics curriculaaround the country have proposed engagement programs such as: KQED in San Francisco will train middle and high school teachers from the Oakland Unified School District on how to use media and new media to better engage students in learning, to connect the dots between the classroom and the “real-life” science going on around the; Florida public media stations will work with the state’s Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Academies and business and industry leaders to create certification programs that help prepare students for jobs upon graduation; working in Birmingham, where the dropout rate is 55%, Alabama Public Television is developing a plan to work with radio station WLRH, Birmingham City Schools, America’s Promise Alliance, 21st Century Learning Centers, the YMCA and others to raise awareness of this local problem, facilitate coordinated community action, and the improve access to existing free educational services for teens beyond the classroom.