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American Graduate Day 2014

To help a student stay on track to graduation, it can require a cadre of concerned adults – parents, teachers, after-school providers, agency workers and community members – working to support and encourage that student’s success. On American Graduate Day, Saturday, September 27, WFYI Public Television will broadcast a 14-hour telethon of stories and programs that highlight the daily heroics of individuals and groups who help improve graduation rates in central Indiana and beyond.

Through a blend of local and national programming, the American Graduate Day telethon will feature a “call-to-action” marathon around critical themes, including Early Education, Caring Consistent Adults, More and Better Learning, Special Needs Communities, STEAM Programs, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement, and College and Career Readiness. Hosted by on-air personalities from PBS and WFYI, as well as other media organizations, the broadcast features live breaks and pre-taped partner segments showing how community organizations provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.

Programming on WFYI Public Television

Outside The BoxOutside the Box
Saturday, Sept 27 at 10 a.m.

Learn how charter schools operate, and why some say charters are helping to raise the bar on what is possible in education.

International School at 20: Global Lessons in Education
Saturday, Sept 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Explore the impact that the International School of Indianapolis has made on shaping the global and economic landscape of Indiana.

American Graduate Day: Stories of Champions
Saturday, Sept 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn how individuals and organizations across the country are improving outcomes for youth and raising graduation rates.

Graduating Indiana 2014
Saturday, Sept 27 at 6 p.m.

This panel discussion with Indianapolis community leaders focuses on student transitions from high school to post-secondary education or career.

Little children, big ReturnsLittle Children, Big Returns
Saturday, Sept 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn why local business leaders feel that it makes economic sense for Indiana to invest in state-funded early childhood education.

WFYI Community Town Hall with Judy Woodruff
Saturday, Sept 27 at 7 p.m.

A town hall style discussion with Indianapolis leaders, educators, students and parents on keeping students on the path to graduation in Indiana. Hosted by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour.

Facing Forward: A Student’s Story
Saturday, Sept 27 at 8 p.m.

Learn about the sometimes overwhelming challenges facing those involved in urban education in this story that follows the perspective of a struggling 7th grader in Cleveland, Ohio.

Who Cares About Kelsey?Who Cares About Kelsey?
Saturday, Sept 27 at 9 p.m.

Kelsey has one goal – to graduate high school – and plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. Follow her transformation from disruptive “problem student” to motivated, self-confident young woman.

Good Morning Mission Hill: Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn
Saturday, Sept 27 at 10 p.m.

At this Boston public school, teachers have control of their curriculum and a say in just about every aspect of school life. Academics there connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and students with diverse abilities and backgrounds flourish. See what can be achieved when teachers have the freedom to teach, plus the support to keep growing.

Creating Systems for Data Sharing with Out of School Providers
Saturday, Sept 27 at 11 p.m.

This panel discussion looks at the background, benefits and challenges of sharing data to bridge the out-of-school and traditional school day together. Hosted by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest).