KNPB Town Hall Broadcast Focuses on High School Graduation
(Reno) -- Giving parents and caregivers resources to make sure their high school students graduate is the topic of a special KNPB Open Lines Town Hall broadcast Thursday December 13 at 8pm.
"Graduation: A Guide for Parents" will equip parents and students with a look at alternatives to traditional classrooms that can encourage graduation. This special broadcast is part of the American Graduate initiative, a nationally funded program that addresses the nationwide epidemic of students dropping out of high school without graduating.
KNPB News Director Brent Boynton will anchor the broadcast that will consist of two panels of experts. One will present school district options and will include Linda Feroah, Assistant Principal at Reno High School, Eric Beye, WCSD Truancy Intervention Specialist, and Lisa Riggs, the Gifted and Talented Program Administrator for WCSD. The second panel will present community options and will include Casey Rogers of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Ann Silver of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and Bob DeRuse, Principal of ACE Charter High School.
Panelists will field email and telephone questions and comments, as well as those from the live studio audience.
“The problem of students dropping out of high school is a very real, very serious problem across the country, not just in northern Nevada,” said Kurt Mische, KNPB President & CEO. “This broadcast is part of our ongoing effort to address the problem here by offering alternatives for students and their families. A high school diploma is absolutely necessary, whether students plan to attend trade school, community college, university or join the military. We are proud to be part of this important initiative,” he added.
Questions for the panel can be emailed in advance of the program to firstname.lastname@example.org. During the live broadcast, people in the Reno-Sparks area can call in their questions at 682-5555; people living in the surrounding KNPB viewing area can call toll free (877) 682-0505.
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