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Teacher Town Hall | American Graduate

Nashville Public Television (NPT), together with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen" initiative, and with sponsorship by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a Teacher Town Hall at the station’s studios on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The Town Hall, was moderated by the PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan and taped for broadcast that was aired on NPT on February 29, at 9:00 p.m. The show focuses on the multitude of factors that impact high school graduation rates, including key components in a student’s education before they ever get to high school. The 100 assembled public teachers – pre-K, elementary, middle and high school were represented – and were asked to share their perspectives and experiences, in hopes of generating a greater understanding of the issues and engagement with the broader community.


American Graduate: Teacher Town Hall | Feb 29, 2012

100 local public teachers – pre-K, elementary, middle and high school were represented.

Production Credits

LaTonya Turner

Hari Sreenivasan

Ed Jones

Greta Requierme
Floor Director

Soraya Salam
Production Assistant
Jay Rockholt
Audio 1

Joe DelMerico
Audio 2

Michael Ponce
Linda Wei
Soraya Salam
Mic Handlers
Jim DeMarco
Matt Emigh
Paul Mojonnier
Ken Simington
Will Pedigo
Camera Operators

Michael Ponce

Ted Lester

Suzy Hence
Kevin Crane
Executive Producer

Jo Ann Scalf
Director of Education

Kathy Edson
Community Engagement Manager

Susie Thiemonge

Thai DeSilva