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Resources,  June 23, 2009

Washington Koen Media Presents "The Beyond The Bricks" Project

"'Beyond the Bricks' Project is a film and discussion tour whose goal is to share and promote ideas on solving one of America's critical issues in education; the consistently low performance of school aged Black males in the public school system. Did you know that America's public schools are only graduating 47% of Black males students. The near 50% drop out is alarming and they are consistently the lowest performing students in 46 states. This is a national crisis.

WKMP's 'Beyond the Bricks' Project looks at some of the issues that produce these dismal statistics but the primary focus of this endeavor is to present solutions and best practices to addressing this dilemma. We have engaged scholars who have focused their research on this problem; we speak with educators and administrators, politicians and activists in gathering these results. We also follow 2 students who tell of their struggles to improve their circumstances.

The Beyond the Bricks project's efforts are to promote hope by engaging communities, policy makers, schools, educators and students in constructive discussions about what we all can do to begin to help our kids better prepare for their futures. The project's website is presented as an additional portal to further the exchange of ideas and provide pertinent information on the issues."

URL: http://www.Beyondthebricksproject.com
Posted by wrivenburgh on June 23, 2009 | Resources
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