American Graduate Day 2013

American Graduate Day
Broadcast September 28, 2013 from 12 to 7 pm ET on WFSU-TV

2nd Annual American Graduate Day focuses on national and local efforts to combat the dropout crisis.

Kim speaking with high school students.Despite gains made in recent years, Florida’s graduation rates remain among the lowest in the nation. A lot of work has been focused on better preparing students for graduation and on getting them ready for the workplace.  Standards reform, testing, and teacher accountability receive much attention. But the solutions to our dropout crisis do not lie entirely within the traditional K-12 environment. On this year’s American Graduate Day, WFSU looks at programs from within the school system and from out in the community that invest in individual students and give them the tools they need to succeed. The approaches are as varied as the students in our schools.  From getting students who have run afoul of the justice system back on track, to fostering an interest in gardening, this year’s interviewees show that there are many ways to make an American Graduate.



Gadsden County Schools

Gadsen County Schools

Gadsden County Schools Superintendent: Reginald James

 
Miss Rosa

Miss Rosa

Miss Rosa: Jennifer Peña

 
Florida Afterschool Network

Florida Afterschool Network

Florida Afterschool Network: Joe Davis

 
Foundation for Leon County Schools

Foundation for Leon County Schools

Foundation for Leon County Schools: Sheila Costigan and David Vincent

 
iGROW - Whatever You Like

iGROW - Whatever You Like

iGROW - Whatever You Like: Larry Thompson and Rhone Francis

 
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