For Immediate Release
WXXI NEWS PRESENTS THE DROPOUT DILEMMA, AN AMERICAN GRADUATE TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS HOW ROCHESTER’S HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY
Rochester, New York (November 29, 2011) – WXXI News presents The Dropout Dilemma, a live television American Graduate town hall meeting on Thursday, December 15 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Co-hosted by WXXI’s Helene Biandudi and WDKX’s Tariq Spence, the program will explore how the Rochester City School District’s high dropout rate is impacting the Greater Rochester community. Participants will examine the issue from many perspectives, including the social and economic impact on the region. In addition to a panel of community leaders, young people and staff from the Center for Teen Empowerment will share their thoughts about how the dropout crisis affects their lives and neighborhoods.
Panelists include: Dr. Walter Cooper, New York State Regent Emeritus; Erika Rosenberg, an analyst with the Center for Governmental Affairs; and Minister Avery Blackman, founder of African-American Youth Cultural Development, Inc.
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