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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – LearnServe International

Posted April 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT has captured the stories of American Graduate Champions in the DC area who make extra efforts to ensure youth are on the path to success.  Read more about this weeks featured champion here. LearnServe International equips high school students from diverse backgrounds with the entrepreneurial vision, tenacity, confidence, and leadership skills needed to tackle social challenges at home […]

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Business & Money

What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted January 22, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Hope Harrod

Posted May 23, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Hope Harrod is a teacher at John Burroughs Elementary School. On the 2012 DC CAS, 24 percent of students in Ms. Harrod’s class moved up one proficiency level in math and 40 percent of students moved up one proficiency level in reading. Burroughs, at the school level, also made tremendous gains, jumping 16 percentage points […]

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Education

Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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Education

The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

PBS NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman is now answering questions from Next Avenue visitors about personal finances, business and the economy. His advice will appear on Next Avenue as well as Solman’s PBSNewsHour blog, Making Sen$e With Paul Solman,  and the Rundown, NewsHour’s blog of news and insight. PBS NewsHour is an hour-long television news program and accompanying […]

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Education

BookExpo America 2016 – Watch Here

Posted May 12, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

BEA and BookCon May 12, 13, & 14 2016.  BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. BookCon is an immersive experience that features panels, Q&A, autographing sessions, and interactive content marrying the published word with video, podcasts, and more.. Authors scheduled to appear in the coverage […]

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Arts & Culture

Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Posted February 28, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Keasiah McLaughlin

Posted May 31, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Keasiah McLaughlin is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted June 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 31st.  More than 80 children, parents, teachers, parents, principal and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring. WHUT’s 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Anthony Samuel 2nd  – Zumaya […]

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Education

Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Education

Watch Here! StoryCorp Presents “Traffic Stop”, A Night That Changed Alex Landau’s Life

Posted July 14, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. When Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night […]

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Community

American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted March 27, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Eric Hillard

Posted June 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Eric Hillard is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

WHUT Awarded American Graduate Community Service Grant…

Posted August 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

…To Help Washington, DC Improve Youth Outcomes. Washington, DC August 27, 2014) — WHUT has been awarded an American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Washington, DC improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate […]

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Education

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Education

Meet The 2016 American Graduate DC Champions

Posted August 25, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Blair Mishleau – Technology Specialist KIPP DC: Heights Academy Blair Mishleau teaches technology at KIPP DC: Heights Academy, where he works with 415 amazing elementary school students. Before that, he taught in Minneapolis through TFA. He’s an Institute junkie (SOM and CMA @ Tulsa!); has a degree in digital journalism and American Sign Language at Columbia […]

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Education

SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Tyrea Covington

Posted June 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Tyrea Covington is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

American Graduate Day 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on WHUT Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates    Special Guests Include Tony Bennett, Juju Chang, Bianna Golodryga, Ingrid Michaelson, […]

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