Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education
Thursday, Feb 28 at 8pm on CET
CET will partner with WCPO-TV on a special local production, Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education, airing at 8pm Thursday, Feb. 28. With one out of four students failing to complete high school, the program explores our region’s innovative approach to helping students stay on the path to graduation. Co-hosts and WCPO, Channel 9 news anchors Kathrine Nero and Clyde Gray will examine the region’s cradle to career initiative, which has garnered national attention by bringing together leaders in business, education, community service and philanthropy to work toward common goals in education.
Special guests will include Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan, Greater Cincinnati Foundation President and CET Kathy Merchant, Strive Partnership Executive Director Greg Landsman, Northern Kentucky Education Council Executive Director Polly Lusk Page and Cincinnati State President O’dell Owens.
Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education will look at key milestones along the path to student success and the high stakes for regional competiveness and economic growth. Interviews with community leaders will explore the latest research on early learning, new requirements for grade-level reading, the all-important transition to high school and college and career readiness, Video reports will take to classrooms and community programs, bringing us the voices of at-risk youth and educators.
Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education is part of the “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” project. This national public media initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, aims to help Cincinnati and other communities across American address the high school dropout crisis.