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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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 – Ramani Smith

Posted June 20, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

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

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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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Check Out the PBS Kids Photo Factory App

Posted September 20, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Put your child in a photo with a favorite PBS KIDS character in three simple steps. Easy and safe for kids to use, too! Features leading characters from series that air on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!, including Arthur, Caillou, Clifford, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Fetch!, Sesame Street, Sid the Science Kid, Super Why!, […]

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Third Annual Graduation Pathways Summit

Posted November 4, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

You’re invited to the third annual Graduation Pathways Summit, the yearly convening hosted by Raise DC’s Graduation Pathways Project, which will be held Monday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Gallaudet University. Driven by the philosophy that there is more than one path to graduation, the Summit will be an opportunity for schools, education […]

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Business & Money

Ask the Headhunter: Get Hired by Minimizing the Employer’s Risk

Posted June 18, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Securing a job, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is not about looking for a job opening, but about making connections where you want to work. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Samuel Mann. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past […]

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American Graduate Champion DC – Smart From The Start DC

Posted June 28, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Smart from the Start is a family support, community engagement and school readiness organization that has as its mission to prevent the academic achievement gap among young children living in the lowest income families and communities. Smart empowers parents and caregivers in under-served communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school […]

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable […]

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6 Things Technology Still Can’t Do: A personal wish list for the next Steve Jobs

Posted October 22, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

You can’t go a day — sometimes you can’t go eight seconds — without being reminded of the Great Technology Debate. You know, whether it’s brought more help or harm to us as a culture. Exhibits A, B and C for the prosecution: couples on their phones during what could otherwise be a romantic dinner; […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Should Could Dream Tour

Posted April 18, 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. The purpose of the should could dream experience is to inspire students to work hard, never settle and dream big. The one- man […]

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50 Ways to Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted July 10, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother.   Why are we surprised that we boomers, the generation that never wanted to grow old, spawned a generation that never wants to grow up? And who can blame them? Once society removed the stigma […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – College Tribe

Posted July 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

College Tribe started in 2007 to increase to number of Black males in the District of Columbia graduating from high school who go to college and become successful. We hosted etiquette classes, financial literacy, and other college preparatory skills training. As we targeted younger ages, we incorporated chess, then robotics, then video game design, to […]

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The American Graduate Fellowship! Interested in journalism, media production, digital technology?

Posted April 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

If so, consider applying to the American Graduate Fellowship! WHUT is seeking Howard University students with creative and critical thinking skills who have a desire to mentor and inspire middle and high school students to succeed in school. For more information, please email Ivana Jackson at Ivana@whut.org. Visit whut.org/americangraduatefellowship to apply.  Or use the form […]

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