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  1. Watch American Graduate's Too Important to Fail, Streaming now on PBS.org

    September 16, 2011

    The program, which aired on Tavis Smiley Reports, examines one of the most disturbing aspects of the education crisis facing America today — the increased dropout rate among Black teenage males. The broadcast is currently streaming on PBS.org a part of American Graduate, a public media initiative supported by CPB to help local communities across America

  2. CPB Launches New Initiative to Fight American Dropout Rate

    May 3, 2011

    CPB, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the American Graduate Tuesday in D.C. — a significant new initiative to combat the dropout epidemic in the U.S. Independent Lens host America Ferrera was on hand to discuss ways Public Media can play a meaningful role in education.  Tuesday’s

  3. New Lesson Plans Arrive for Pushing the Elephant

    April 6, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the launch of an exciting new resource for teachers, NGOs and youth serving organizations, based on Pushing the Elephant, which aired last week on Independent Lens. This powerful family portrait is set against the wider drama of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When civil war came to Rose Mapendo’s Congolese

  4. Live Chat with Me Facing Life Filmmaker Dan Birman

    March 1, 2011

    Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story aired last night on Independent Lens and today, the filmmaker participates in a live chat with high-school students starting at 1PM PT. Live Chat with Dan Birman, Director of Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story This week, nearly 100 seniors at Impact Academy High School in Hayward, California screened the documentary Me Facing

  5. Recent Talkback About Independent Lens

    April 2, 2010

    Always thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, Independent Lens brings you documentaries, dramas, shorts and Web-exclusive projects made by independent thinkers. Check out some of the recent Talkback from viewers about films that aired in March. The Eyes of Me "I was studying and watching this for inspiration for a research paper the other