Growing Education: Community Conversation
airing on WCTE...
March 26, 2015 7:00 p.m.
March 26, 2015 10:00 p.m.
April 5, 2015 5:30 p.m.
April 17, 2015 10:30 p.m.
April 20, 2015 11:30 p.m.
April 26, 2015 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Highlands Economic Partnership, this community conversation is 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. WCTE’s goal is to bring together our area’s educational and economic leaders, as well as community members, for a town hall meeting to incite meaningful discussion around these issues.
The discussion focuses on the necessity, challenges, and impact of quality education from birth to career for citizens of our region, as well as education’s role in developing a qualified workforce.
WCTE and selected panelists facilitated the conversation, and audience members had the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns. This meeting will air on WCTE March 26 at 7pm and 10pm.
WCTE's Educational Mission:
To make sure all children enter school Ready To Learn, become an American Graduate and develop a love of learning so they can become life-long learners. What distinguishes WCTE and PBS from other broadcasters is our public service commitment to fostering lifelong learning. This commitment is reflected in our on- air educational programs, our online services and in the work we do within the community.
These two initiatives powered by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting allow WCTE to empower families and communities with the resources, tools and support to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underchievement, to narrow the achievement gap, and teach parents how to be their child's first teacher.