(Updated 1/22/13 at 11:59 to add additional panelist)
In advance of the broadcast premiere of our latest American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen documentary, Graduation By The Numbers on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m., join NPT and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) for an online-only social screening of our first documentary, “Translating the Dream.” On Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. CT, we’ll be joined by producer LaTonya Turner, Deana Conn, an MNPS educator in the English Learner Department, and Karla Chavez, youth organizer for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRCC)
and other special guest panelists. We’ll be using the exciting new online engagement tool OVEE, which will enable us to make comments, ask questions and more, all while the documentary is airing, and all in one place: your computer screen.
Show up a few minutes early to either login with your Facebook account, login anonymously or create an OVEE user account. It’s simple. But please note that it does not currently work on iPads or iPhones.
NPT Reports: Translating the Dream
An American Graduate Documentary
Online Social Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
NPT Reports: Graduation by the Numbers
An American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen Documentary
Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m.
on NPT-Channel 8
Translating the Dream
This program takes an in-depth look at the graduation rate among ELL and immigrant students in Tennessee; the challenges they face that can prevent them from graduating on time; how schools and teachers are trying to address this increasingly demanding need; and how all of us are impacted when students drop out of school.(29min 30sec)
Graduation by the Numbers
In Nashville Public Schools in 2012, one in 11 students dropped out — 8.8 percent — which is almost four times the previous year’s dropout rate. But a student counted as a dropout is not necessarily someone who does not graduate. The result is that the graduation rate can go up—even as the rate of dropouts goes up.The NPT report, produced and narrated by LaTonya Turner, looks at why the numbers for graduates and those for dropouts often don’t add up.