Education

The Homestretch On-Demand

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:00pm

This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Watch On-Demand until May 13, 2015

Recognize an American Graduate Champion

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:42am

Do you know a champion for education in our community? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! Share how they have made the commitment to help children and young people succeed by recognizing them as an American Graduate Champion.

Host Your Own American Promise Screening

February-April, 2014

Host your own screening/discussion of a film that traces the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend at a prestigious private school for 13 years. DVD & Discussion Guide Available.

Innovation Conversation: Middle School Moment

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:00pm

Join WXXI’s Innovation Trail for a community conversation event about the dropout crisis in Rochester and upstate New York, part of WXXI American Graduate Week

 

Fizzy's Healthy Recipe Contest

Kids! Submit the healthiest, most delicious and kid-friendly recipes.

Rethinking College

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:30pm

Rethinking College, a 25-minute film produced by Think College, explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilitues in higher education.

Local USA: Finding One's Voice

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:00pm

Searching for an artistic voice and a way of expressing oneself.

Why this dog looks a little sad . . .

 

The reason? This handsome dog will be missing owner Bob Sneider, the hardest-working jazz guitarist during The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  He (Bob) hosts jam sessions every night with his Trio, among other things.  I caught up with Bob on the interwebs.

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With the Jazz Festival here again, this must be a crazy and fulfilling time for you.  How do you prepare for those late night jam sessions?

 There is no preparing for the jam sessions. Years of practicing and developing a repertoire of several hundred songs and flexibility to play them in other keys / tempos helps. Physically, I am a gym rat. I go to the gym every day during the fest. Swim and cardio vascular stuff. That helps with endurance. Being mentally alert and thinking about planning the sets and working the list of sitters-in is key. I do not drink at all — just water and coffee.

NPR Series: The Truth About America's Graduation Rate

On-Demand

The national graduation rate is at an all-time high — 81 percent. What's the story behind that 81 percent?

Beyond the Classroom-Local, USA

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:00pm

Race to Nowhere features the heartbreaking stories of students pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve. 

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