Jad Abumrad, co-host of Radiolab, says he grew up in a kind of in-between space, as an Arab kid in Nashville. That experience molded him as a journalist, able to stand back as an observer, and to allow the fumbling awkwardness of discovery to come through. NowLearn More >
Of all the U.S. high school students who graduate high school and go on to college, a large proportion will never earn their degree. How can educators better train those who may struggle in trying to pick a course of study? One solution may lie in putting greaLearn More >
Shantell Gonzalez of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High in Miami refuses to let gender stereotypes get in the way of service to her country: she is the only female CO in her school’s Junior ROTC unit. Our Student Reporting Labs report as part of Outside theLearn More >
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GE: Getting Back on Track
Growing Education: Getting Back on Track
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Reaching for the Sky is the sixth episode in WCTE’s original documentary series Growing Education as a part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America address the dropout crisis. Track visits the challenges and opportunities for have not earned their high school diploma, or adults who have their high school diploma but dropped out of college before earning their degree. The segment focuses on how we re-engage adult students in the Upper Cumberland, including such organizations as Putnam County's Adult Learning Center and the newly established Upper Cumberland Tennessee Reconnect Center, which provides support and advice for adults who began their post-secondary education but did not finish. This show will look at both services and other opportunities for adult learners to ‘get back on track’ with their education.
American Graduate: Reaching for the SkyAmerican Graduate: Reaching for the Sky
This episode focuses on higher education opportunities in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland. From the 100-year history of Tennessee Tech University to the recently established Cookeville Higher Educ
American Graduate, Growing Education: Branching OutAmerican Graduate, Growing Education: Branching Out
Branching Out focuses on the 8th-12th grade school years and issues facing students, putting them at risk of not graduating on time. There is also a focus on how to build career paths for students.
American Graduate, Growing Education: The Middle YearsAmerican Graduate, Growing Education: The Middle Years
Focuses on 1st through 7th grade, vital school years that are imperative to a child’s success in the classroom and beyond. This period can hold many challenges for students and parents, including issues of poverty, mental and emotional health problems, qualit
American Graduate, Growing Education: Early BeginningsAmerican Graduate, Growing Education: Early Beginnings
The third episode in WCTE’s Growing Education. This episode will focus on the educational development of children ages three to six.
American Graduate, Growing Education: Planting SeedsAmerican Graduate, Growing Education: Planting Seeds
Focuses on education from the very beginning of a child’s life, and how parents and caregivers make the biggest impact on a child’s lifelong learning. Mental development, socio-economic issues, and health topics will be discussed. Local parents, families, an
American Graduate, Growing Education: Community ConversationAmerican Graduate, Growing Education: Community Conversation
Features footage from a town hall-style meeting held at Cookeville, TN's Leslie Towne Centre, which brought together some Upper Cumberland leaders in education and economics, as well as community members, to incite meaningful discussion around these issues. T
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