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Improving Graduation Rates in Albuquerque’s South Valley

In a candid discussion about how well we are preparing our children for college and jobs, residents of Albuquerque’s South Valley meet face-to-face with APS Superintendent Winston Brooks, Chris Baca of Youth Development Incorporated and Katharine Winograd, president of CNM.

Funding for Public Square was provided in part by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

WEB EXTRA: Senator Bingaman on No Child Left Behind

Special Guests
Chris Baca
President and CEO
Youth Development, Inc.
Katharine Winograd
President
Central New Mexico Community College
Winston Brooks
Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools

 
 

American Graduate

Early Childhood Development Summit (s1e6)

This week marks New Mexico PBS’ sixth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together movers and shakers from the field of early childhood development. Advocates, lawmakers, business leaders, and community organizers talk candidly about the recently completed legislative session, and the potential impacts on the state’s youngest residents. Participants cover everything from data collection and how to use it, to identifying creative ways to fund and support children as they get ready to enter school. New Mexico First Executive Director Heather Balas moderates this important conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results. Involved, informed and in-depth.

Parental Involvement (s1e5)

This week marks New Mexico PBS’ fifth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together a group of community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on parental involvement and how it can help children get a strong start in life. After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants come up with a vision statement on the needs and responsibilities of New Mexico’s parents. New Mexico First Executive Director Heather Balas moderates this conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results. Involved, informed and in-depth.

The Media & Our Children (s1e4)

This week marks New Mexico PBS’ fourth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members from southern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on managing our children’s media consumption and overcoming the state’s digital divide. After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants then team up with a guest panel of policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to work together to seek solutions. New Mexico First Executive Director Heather Balas moderates this conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results. Involved, informed and in-depth.

Rural Health Care (s1e3)

This week marks New Mexico PBS’ third in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members from eastern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on the challenges of rural health care, including the shortage of health care providers for the youth. After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants then team up with a guest panel of policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to work together to seek solutions. New Mexico First Executive Director Heather Balas moderates this conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results. Involved, informed and in-depth.

Nutrition (s1e2)

This week marks New Mexico PBS’s second in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on the importance of childhood nutrition. After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants then team up with a guest panel of policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to work together to seek solutions. NMiF Correspondent Sarah Gustavus moderates this conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results.

Early Childhood Literacy (s1e1)

We want to hear from you! New Mexico PBS is excited to partner with the community on a new and exciting project entitled Public Square. Once a month as part of our weekly public affairs show New Mexico in Focus, we’ll bring together community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. Then we’ll bring those participants together with policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to seek solutions. This is your chance to let us know what the important issues are, and why you want to be participate in one of our monthly Public Square broadcasts. Record your thoughts on a flip camera, cell phone, or other video device, and then upload that video here by clicking “Submit Your Video Here”. New Mexico PBS will review all submitted videos and post them on our website as long as they don’t include inappropriate language or content. We will also choose some of the people featured in those videos to participate in the discussion and taping of our monthly Public Square broadcast.