American Graduate

NPT spot on TSU/VU program for minority students is in nat’l pub media show

Posted by on October 25, 2019 at 3:39 pm

NPT highlights Earth Horizons, a Tennessee State University/Vanderbilt University geosciences program for minority students, in national American Graduate show.

NPT Reports Overton Freshmen Make Commitment to Graduate

Posted by on March 26, 2018 at 10:32 am

At Nashville’s Overton High School, 9th grade students spent a lot of time this school year planning for graduation—four years from now. Every freshman had to write down specific steps to reach the goal of graduating with the class in 2015. They also had to name 3 people who can help support them in the […]

NPT’s ‘Champions’ Spot to Air Nationally on American Graduate Day, Oct. 14

Posted by on October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

NPT’s original American Graduate Champions feature on Poppy O’Guinn Steele will be among 16 videos created by public television stations to be included in the national American Graduate Day broadcast. The sixth annual American Graduate Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 14. Watch NPT from 1 to 5 p.m. for inspiring stories about mentoring from around […]

NPT Produces New ‘Champions’ Spots for American Graduate Day, Sept. 17

Posted by on September 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm

The fifth annual American Graduate Day is Saturday, Sept. 17, and will feature a live block of programming hosted by journalist Soledad O’Brien with news segments, performances, interviews and mini-documentaries. NPT is an active participant in the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen public media initiative and as such regularly creates documentaries and short video […]

NPT Reports: Teaching Tough Topics

Posted by on December 14, 2015 at 11:31 am

When it comes to teaching difficult or sensitive topics, teachers can use a variety of strategies as long as they follow the mandated curriculum. That curriculum and textbooks are determined far outside the classroom. In Tennessee, curriculum is set by the Standards Recommendation Committee of the Tennessee State Board of Education. A meeting in November […]

American Graduate Day 2015 is Oct. 3

Posted by on September 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm

American Graduate Day 2015 returns this fall for its fourth consecutive year. Soledad O’Brien will host the all-day broadcast which airs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, on Nashville Public Television. Broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, the annual multiplatform event is part […]

Teens Share Their Stories in ‘Student Voices’ Video

Posted by on July 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

Nashville Public Television’s “Student Voices” videos are brief, but powerful because they feature high schoolers sharing their challenges and triumphs in their own words. The series of 20 short videos are being produced by NPT associate producer Shawn Anfinson as part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative supporting community-based solutions to the […]

“Meet American Graduate Champions who are making a difference” is locked. Meet American Graduate Champions who are making a difference

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm

An American Graduate Champion commits his or her time, skills and resources to make sure young people succeed. Meet five people who are doing just that here in the Nashville area: Carol Cubillo-Seals started a fundraising drive to provide college scholarships to Latino students who graduate high school. Dr. Ron Woodard is making an impact […]

What will our next ‘American Graduate’ documentary be about?

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    What will NPT’s third documentary for the “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” project be about? That’s up to you because the topic will come from members of the local community. Jo Ann Scalf, NPT’s Senior Director of Education & Community Engagement, is currently holding community engagement discussions with parent groups, educators and […]

Elaine Fahrner Remembered as a Champion for Graduation

Posted by on November 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

NPT mourns the passing of Elaine Fahrner, who was an original American Graduate Champion. She was a dedicated and determined advocate for every student and saw great potential in everyone.  NPT was privileged to partner with her on the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, focusing on improving the graduation rate—a passion of Elaine’s.  […]