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Dropping Back In

Dropping Back In

A new documentary series, "Dropping Back In" is part of the national adult education initiative Fast Forward. There are five half-hour programs. Each program features inspiring stories of former dropouts telling their personal stories, profiles of institutions and organizations that are forging innovative solutions, and leading experts discussing key issues.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365384521/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A programs designed to get young dropouts back on course. Featured are Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago, where a community-based curriculum incorporates Puerto Rican culture, and YouthBuild, a national program combining academics with mentoring and construction career training /episodes/get/23270 /episode/23270 Dropping Back In: More Than a Statistic /episode-player/23270

The longer someone is out of school the less likely they are to go back. This program looks at programs designed to get young dropouts back on course. Featured are Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago, where a community-based curriculum incorporates Puerto Rican culture, and YouthBuild, a national program combining academics with mentoring and construction career training.

Air date:
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365384552/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at innovative programs achieving success in college and career readiness, including Lake Area Technical College, which works closely with employers to make sure students gain marketable skills; the Academy for College Excellence, a one-semester program developed by Cabrillo (CA) College;... /episodes/get/30960 /episode/30960 Dropping Back In: Working for the Future /episode-player/30960

In order for America's dropouts to attain college and career readiness, institutions must change.

Air date:
Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365384539/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Why does it take many dropouts years to attain a high school equivalency? Why do so many former dropouts struggle in college? The challenges faced by many go far beyond academics. Featured programs include Academy of Hope in Washington, DC, a community-based program that works with inner city... /episodes/get/30959 /episode/30959 Dropping Back In: Complicated Lives /episode-player/30959

Why does it take many dropouts years to attain a high school equivalency? Why do so many former dropouts struggle in college? The challenges faced by many go far beyond academics. Featured programs include Academy of Hope in Washington, DC, a community-based program that works with inner city adults, and Enemy Swim Day School in South Dakota, where children and parents learn together. Tricia Amos, a member of the Dakota Sioux tribe, tells her story.

Air date:
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365384489/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances. Two former dropouts, Kellie Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning... /episodes/get/23269 /episode/23269 Dropping Back In: Second Chances /episode-player/23269

High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances. Two former dropouts, Kellie Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning teacher, and Hasan Davis, former commissioner of juvenile justice for the state of Kentucky, tell their stories.

Air date:
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00

Between 2012 and 2022, the U.S. is projected to need more than 500, 000 new carpenter and construction laborers. Yet, as Stephen Hernandez, director of the boatbuilding apprentice program at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation says, "People don't work with their hands anymore." In fact, there are two million jobs available today that are going unfilled because there are no skilled workers available. This new program in the series looks at successful apprentice and training-based programs preparing under-educated and unemployed people for available jobs by teaching valuable skills.

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