Live Chat Recap: Inside America’s Dropout Epidemic
Tuesday’s FRONTLINE profiles four at-risk students at Sharpstown High School, one of Houston’s worst performing schools. The two-hour special follows the teachers, counselors and principal on a rescue mission to get their students to graduation.
On Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, join us for a live chat with the film’s producer and key players, including:
- Frank Koughan, producer of “Dropout Nation”
- Rehema Ellis, chief education correspondent at NBC News
- Brandi Brevard and Mark White, Houston school administrators
- John Bridgeland, Civic Enterprises
Leave your comments and questions below. The chat will begin Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET.
Don’t miss American Graduate Week on the NewsHour:
- Why Students Who Underperform, Fall Behind or Fail Classes Drop Out of School
- Ray Suarez: Call is Out to Sabotage the Dropout Crisis
- Former Dropouts and Their Paths to Success
American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. Find all of our American Graduate stories here.