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American Graduate / Early Education / Tennessee / Uncategorized

Story Time to Graduation

Story time for preschoolers on a regular, consistent basis can have a positive effect on their ability to read later– and possibly their likelihood to graduate.

American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track
American Graduate / Multimedia / Tennessee / Video

American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track

A new college-readiness program is trying to help inner-city, urban students make their way to the top. So far the results are promising.

American Graduate: Average Students Become High Achievers with the AVID Program
American Graduate / Classroom Technology / Making The Grade / Tennessee / Video

American Graduate: Average Students Become High Achievers with the AVID Program

Average high school students get a boost through AVID, a college-readiness system that focuses on helping students gain confidence about taking advanced classes and preparing for college.

Jamica Bolton teaches Contemporary Issues and World History at Bessemer and was pleased with the many ideas her students had to help students graduate high school.
Alabama / American Graduate / Video

American Graduate: Stay In School Campaign Begins Statewide In Alabama

At the Alabama State Superintendents of Education Conference in October, Dr. Shelley Stewart and Dr. Thomas Bice rolled out the Stay in School Campaign statewide.

Teacher Town Hall at NPT
American Graduate / Tennessee / Video

American Graduate: Teachers Have Their Say at Nashville Town Hall Event

Smaller class size is a big factor in improving student performance. That’s one of many revealing comments from teachers who gathered for a town hall style discussion at Nashville Public Television. The Teacher Town Hall drew more than 100 teachers from several different school districts in middle Tennessee. Here is a preview of the broadcast that will air in its entirety on February 29.

Photo by Erica Lembo
Alabama / American Graduate / Video

American Graduate: Alabama Teachers Attend APT’s Town Hall Event To Discuss Dropout Rate

Teachers from across Alabama recently gathered in Birmingham to discuss a troubling statewide trend. According to The Southern Education Foundation, 40 percent of Alabama’s students failed to graduate in 2010. Alabama Public Television is working hard to raise awareness and combat the problem. Through an American Graduate grant, APT hosted a teacher town hall event for teachers to come together to discuss the dropout rate and raise solutions.

What Is Good Teaching? You Weigh In, Part Two
American Graduate / Community / Good Teaching Series

What Is Good Teaching? You Weigh In, Part Two

For the past three months, our reporters have been exploring what it means to be a good teacher. We also wanted to hear from our surrounding communities, so we asked our audience to share with us advice they would give to administrators to help foster good teachers.

What Is Good Teaching? You Weigh In, Part One
American Graduate / Community / Good Teaching Series

What Is Good Teaching? You Weigh In, Part One

For the past three months, our reporters have been exploring what it means to be a good teacher. We also wanted to hear from our surrounding communities, so we asked our audience to tell us about their experiences with good teachers.