NCME and American Graduate
NCME is delighted to be working closely with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Nine Network of Public Media In St. Louis, Thirteen (WNET) in New York, Public Radio Exchange, and public media stations nationwide on American Graduate.
3 Things Stations
Can Do Today
- Learn about FREE content available on PRX.
- Raise awareness about the American Graduate initiative with your current partners and other community organizations.
- Contact Amie Miller at the APTS Grant Center to find out about education-related funding opportunities.
As a key part of the initiative, NCME:
Awarded CPB-funded grants to 41 public radio and public television stations to collaborate with their communities in identifying solutions to the dropout crisis and provide critical resources to help kids stay in school. These stations complement the work of the 20 American Graduate "hubs", which make up the CPB Core Hub Communities, where the dropout crisis is most acute.
Get Involved in American Graduate
Any station can play a variety of roles to convene, connect or collaborate with the community. When you get involved in the American Graduate initiative, your station provides a vital local service to help your community address a critical local issue. NCME will help you get started. Contact us for consultation, coaching and connecting to American Graduate resources and information.
Visit AmericanGraduateResources.org for more information.
What's Going On
- PBS News Hour: Vegas Aims to Change Odds for High School Dropouts
- Frontline: Dropout Nation Life at Sharpstown High
- NPR: A Teacher's Ultimatum Drives Student's Success
- PBS NewsHour coverage of American Graduate
NPR Special: America’s Dropout Crisis
- Tavis Smiley Episode: Too Important to Fail
- StoryCorps National Teachers Initiative
- PBS News Hour: In Indiana School District, Dropouts Have Tech Alternative to Regular Classroom
Follow the dropout crisis discussion on Twitter
People are already talking about the American Graduate initiative. Here are some hashtags to help you join the conversation about schools, education practices, the achievement gap and more.