The Dropout Dilemma

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ideastream’s StateImpact Ohio reports that thirty-seven percent of school dropouts come from Ohio's largest urban area school districts. Is there anything we can do to keep our kids in school?

LISTEN to 90.3 WCPN for the Sound of Ideas show discussing the Dropout Dilemma on Tuesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m., and then to a special StateImpact Ohio report on truancy in the schools on Thursday, May 15.

WATCH Ideas: The Dropout Dilemma, which will air simultaneously on WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN on Monday, May 19, 9:00 p.m. During the hour-long “Town Hall” special, educators, community leaders, parents and students will discuss the causes of disproportionately low graduation rates within the region’s urban schools and the most promising approaches being used to address this crisis. The conversation will extend after the broadcast here at Civic Commons ideastream through online forums and conversations.

Ideas: The Dropout Dilemma airs in conjunction with the WVIZ/PBS co-production of Facing Forward: A Student’s Story which airs locally on WVIZ/PBS on Tuesday, May 13 at 9 p.m. and nationally on PBS stations beginning in May. Facing Forward: A Student’s Story journeys inside a Cleveland inner city charter school, experiencing life in and out of school through the eyes of one young student.

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Events

The Sound of Ideas discusses the dropout dilemma
May 13, 9:00 a.m. on 90.3 WCPN

Resources

StateImpact Ohio
In-depth coverage on education

Facing Forward
Learn about the documentary