A Conversation About Education: Building a Grad Nation
Parents, policymakers and educational practitioners are invited to a discussion on ways to improve high school graduation rates during the next program our "Conversations About Education" series on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
Leading the discussion will be John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C., and co-author of "Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic," an annual report produced as part of a "Civic Marshall Plan" that details progress toward the goal of achieving a national average on-time high school graduate rate of 90 percent by 2020.
During this program, Bridgeland will discuss promising strategies, ways to improve K-12 practices, and implications for the 2015 GradNation report to be issued in May.
This event is brought to you as a part of WFYI's American Gradaute Initiative. Share your thoughts and follow along with this and other WFYI American Graduate education conversations on Facebook and Twitter using #AMGRADINDY. Learn more about the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report on the WFYI American Graduate blog.