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american graduate 2013

american graduate 2013

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American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is a national public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that highlights the reach public TV can have in communities across the U.S. to address the high school dropout crisis.

American Graduate Day 2013 is this year's centerpiece of the effort, and it will consist of a seven-hour live broadcast and outreach event.

This “call-to-action” telethon based from WNET’s Tisch Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, profiles more than 20 national community partners, and includes a locally produced introduction by University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart, and 14 interview segments featuring Southern Arizona educators, education administrators, and community partners.

Arizona Public Media is one of the more than 75 national public radio and TV stations collaborating with hundreds of other partners and at-risk schools to raise awareness on the crisis, and hopefully provide communities with possible solutions.

UA Channel, live from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On PBS 6, broadcast from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On WORLD, broadcast from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information visit the American Graduate website.

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