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February 26, 2015

  • American Graduate: Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy  |   Video
    • We’ll show you how the Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy in the Phoenix Union High School District is taking students who are close to dropping out and helping them graduate. Most of the students come from impoverished backgrounds and face difficult life circumstances that create obstacles to graduation. We’ll also have a discussion of what those circumstances are and what is being done to help students overcome them. Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of PUHSD, Cyndi Tercero, Dropout Prevention Program coordinator for the district, and Dr. Steven W. Green, principal of Skyline High School in Mesa, will discuss drop out issues.

February 9, 2015

  • Arizona Education: After-School Programs  |   Video
    • Research shows that quality after-school programming has a positive impact on school attendance, achievement and the likelihood of graduation. Arizona was recently ranked in a national survey as being in the top ten of all states for after-school program support and parent satisfaction. Also, nearly 500 programs in our state signed a pledge to commit to using quality standards developed by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and the Valley of the Sun United Way. We’ll look at one after school program run by the city of Tempe, KidsZone. Also, Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and Chad Geston, a former Camelback High School principal who integrated after-school activities and programs on that campus and saw dramatic results, will talk about the value of after-school programs.

September 23, 2014

  • American Graduate: Arizona’s Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • American Graduate Day is coming up. It’s a day when PBS stations around the nation dedicate hours of programming to showcasing efforts to keep students on the path to graduation. Eight, Arizona PBS is joining that movement, and will kick off a new “American Graduate” series with a look at Arizona’s graduation rate. Dr. Joseph O’Reilly, student achievement director for Mesa Public Schools, and Rebecca Gau, director of Stand for Children Arizona, a group working to improve education in our state, will discuss who is graduating, who is not and why. Also, you’ll hear the story of one student who has come back to school.

April 9, 2014

  • Around Arizona: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Shotton, former president of the National Indian Education Association and Dr. Bryan Brayboy, an ASU professor of indigenous education, will discuss Indian education issues, including student retention, graduation and higher education.

March 25, 2013

  • Common Core Education Standards  |   Video
    • A bill being tied into the new “Common Core” education standards is facing strong criticism from those who see it as a national takeover of education. The bill, while not mentioning Common Core, would allow the state to transition from the AIMS test to another as a high school graduation requirement. Representative Heather Carter and Laddie Shane of the Maricopa County Republican Party discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

July 3, 2012

  • Arizona High School Graduation Rate  |   Video
    • Arizona's high school graduation rate has jumped 24 percent over the past decade, the highest increase in the nation. Part of that growth can be attributed to a ten percent increase in the Latino graduation rate from 2005 to 2011. Bill Hart of ASU's Morrison Institute and Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District, will discuss what led to the increase.

May 14, 2009

  • Obama Commencement Speech  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech at the Arizona State University graduation this year. Hear the commencement address on Horizon.

May 11, 2009

  • AIMS Task Force Recommendations  |   Video
    • Passing the AIMS test should continue to be a high school graduation requirement according to newly released recommendations by the AIMS Task Force. The Chairman of the task force talks about the recommendations which include a new exam for eleventh graders that measures college and career readiness. AIMS Task Force final recommendations

November 29, 2007

  • Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
    • The Arizona State Board of Education is considering a plan to increase the number of math and science credits required to earn a high school diploma. Its also considering a new rule that establishes a dual diploma system. The Board President and a Marana Unified School District official talk about the proposals. Proposed Board of Education rules

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