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Play Button  Extra - Solving the dropout problem - Superintendent John White discusses how Louisiana’s Department of Education is trying to solve the dropout problem at every level.
Play Button  Extra - Early Childhood - Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White touches on why early childhood education reform is taking place.
Play Button  Extra - Coming in 2015 - West Baton Rouge Parish Early Learning Director Crystal Leon describes how the Cohort One pilot program changes things.
Play Button  Extra - R.A.P.P.S. is… - Matt Byrnes explains what the Rapides Alternative Positive Program for Students (R.A.P.P.S.) is.
Play Button  Extra - Earn Your Day - R.A.P.P.S. Principal Matt Byrnes describes how students earn their time out of the program.
Play Button  Extra - Project Excel Format - Burnell Boudreaux with 100 Black Men explains the Project Excel mentoring program.
Play Button  Extra - Participation - Burnell Boudreaux, with 100 Black Men’s Project Excel Program, describes the partnership that makes it work.
Play Button  Extra - Our Motto - 100 Black Men’s Burnell Boudreaux explains the motto of his Baton Rouge chapter.
Play Button  Extra - Deeply Grateful - Jonathon Jackson says he wouldn’t be a senior if not for Project Excel.
Play Button  Extra - “Choices” goals - Laurie Morrow with the Northwest Louisiana Technical College touches on the goals of the “Choices” dropout prevention program.
Play Button  Extra - Community Collaboration - Laurie Morrow with the Northwest Louisiana Technical College describes the partnership that makes “Choices” successful in Sabine Parish.
Play Button  Backgrounder - Backgrounder

11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?

In 2013, Louisiana’s graduation rate reached an all-time high of nearly 74%, but there still is a lot of work to do. Four parishes have dropout rates below 60 percent and twenty parishes saw an increase in their dropout numbers last year. So, how is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem? What programs are available to keep students in school? How effective are they? And when is the best time to intervene? Louisiana Public Square brings together educators and innovators to look for answers to the state’s dropout dilemma on “Destination: Graduation” Wednesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.

“Destination: Graduation” is part of American Graduate, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help local communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.”

For more information on America’s dropout problem, visit www.americangraduate.org. For additional information about Louisiana’s dropout problem, visit www.lpb.org/americangraduate.


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Our Panelists:

Learn how to get involved with Louisiana American Graduate Champions.

West Baton Rouge Parish Early Learning

100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge “Project Excel”

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) - Louisiana

ExxonMobil YMCA of Baton Rouge

Rapides Parish Alternative Positive Program for Students (RAPPS)




• Jourdan Lee poetry slam - Jordan Lee was one of the winners of the national Raise Up Slam Poetry Project which is part of the American Graduate initiative. She currently attends Tulane University.




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