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CPB American Graduate

AGIn July 2011, WHRO was awarded an American Graduate Hub Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  This initiative builds on public broadcasting’s long-standing commitment to education by convening conversations and strengthening partnerships between public radio and television stations and local schools, businesses and community organizations - all with the goal of helping students stay on course to graduate from high school.

Activities undertaken this year include: a Teacher Town Hall that was streamed live and subsequently broadcast as a one hour television program; interstitials and motivational messages that were produced and broadcast on radio and television; television programs highlighting Best Practices to improve on-time graduation; print articles that appeared in WHRO’s Dimensions publication and The Virginian-Pilot; and teacher and parent trainings.