Participating students and their teacher/sponsor are asked to create a one-minute video Public Service Announcement conveying the message to “stay in school.” The videos will be reviewed and if selected will be posted on WCTE’s YouTube Channel. A panel of judges selected by WCTE will determine the contest winners.
What is a Public Service Announcement (PSA)? Public service announcements are a community service provided by WCTE-TV and PBS stations. PSA’s run in the form of pre-recorded announcements, community calendar announcements, and live read scripts. They are recorded for issues and events that help and or provide a social service and or educational information.
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
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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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