Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Dropout Prevention
November 1, 2012 2:11:31 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

October 28, 2012
Dropout Prevention
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses the nationwide issue of Dropout Prevention. We explore options for students to stay on track and look at available resources to help them graduate.

According to America's Promise Alliance, one in four students drop out before finishing high school. We speak with various organizations that reach out to students at all grade levels to encourage them to continue their education.

Studio Guests

Troy Flint
Oakland Unified School District

Jane Choi
Chief Program Officer

Ajuah Helton
Vice President of Programs and Evaluation

Marjorie Weingrow
Executive Director
SAGE - Student Achievement Guided by Experience