WGTE Town Hall: American Graduate -
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WGTE Town Hall: American Graduate -

WGTE presented this live Town Hall program "American Graduate - Finding Solutions for Toledo's Kids"

We also broadcast special editions of "Deadline Now," focusing on graduation rates and community solutions in October and December.

During the program, the host, Bill Harris, spoke with numerous guests including:

  • Dr. Jerome Pecko, Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools
  • Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer, Toledo Public Schools
  • Greg Braylock, Educational Specialist, United Way of Greater Toledo
  • Sue Rowe, Teacher & Innovation Specialist, Toledo Public Schools
  • Dr. Romulus Durant, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, Toledo Public Schools

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The American Graduate Initiative

WGTE in conjunction with Toledo Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Toledo are providing leadership to a network of community partners to build awareness of the dropout crisis in our area.  American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. The initiative builds on public media's long-standing commitment to education by convening conversations and strengthening partnerships between public radio and television stations and local schools, businesses and community organizations to help students stay on the path to a high school diploma.

To find out more, call WGTE's Educational Resource Center at 419-380-4600.