Focus - American Graduate: Community Learning Centers

 

One of Cincinnati's- and the nation's - most pressing education issues is the high school dropout rate. On this episode of FOCUS, Kathy Lehr learns more about one local approach that has school systems from around the nation looking to Cincinnati as a model for improving student achievement and success beyond high school.

 

Over the past decade, Cincinnati Public Schools have created a system of Community Learning Centers – a model that ensures that their newly constructed schoolhouses are a place where students can learn and the community can feel at home.

 

Validating their approach, Cincinnati Public Schools recently won the NATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE from the Coalition for Community Schools which has attracted visits from education and civic leaders from across the country, including several of New York City’s mayoral candidates who wanted to better understand the “Cincinnati model”.

 

This special episode of FOCUS is part of the public media initiative American Graduate:  Let's Make it Happen. {Source: CET Learning Services Department press release}

 

 

For additional information about

American Graduate:

 

Website: www. cincy-americangraduate.org

 

For additional information about

Cincinnati Public School Community Learning Centers:

 

Website: http://www.cincinnaticlc.org/

 

 

For additional information about

2014 Community School Forum, April 9-11

 

Website: http://www.communityschools.org/

Length: 
27 minutes
Date Recorded: 
12/13/2013
Location Recorded: 
CET Studios