Key St. Louis Organizations Join The Nine Network of Public Media: Helping young people achieve high school graduation and future success.

September 8 — Is School Enough?
documentary on Nine PBS

11:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Repeats September 23 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and
September 24 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Nine World
Description: A new approach to reshape education breaks out of the classroom and connects students to the wider world.

September 9 — Washington University:
Reich Conference at the Nine Network

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Reception 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Description: "New Skills for the New Economy," a discussion about the new social economy.
Rob Reich, Ph.D.
Associate professor and co-director, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University, and Wells Fargo Advisors visiting professor of entrepreneurship, Washington University in St. Louis.
Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.
Visiting scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University.

September 16 — Nine Network:
American Graduate Community Town Hall

Live broadcast from Nine Network studio — 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS Moderated by PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez
Repeats September 18 at 8:00 p.m., September 21 at 7:00 p.m. and September 22 at 10:00 a.m. on Nine World
Description: Business leaders, educators, parents, students and community leaders discuss how we can drive actionable solutions to improve outcomes for young people. Presented in participation with Grad Nation Community Summits nationwide.
Streamed online: nineNet.orgAmericanGraduate
Twitter: #AmGradSTL and #GradNation
Contact: Sonya Stevenson, Nine Network project manager, 314-512-9139 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

September 19 and 26 — Nine Network: American Graduate Stay Tuned Live Broadcast

Live broadcast from Nine Network studio — 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Description: Experts, community members and students discuss how the community can drive actionable solutions to the dropout crisis. The Nine Network's Stay Tuned is a weekly program hosted by Casey Nolen. Participants contribute using a full range of technologies, from television to Twitter, Facebook and Google+Hangout.
Streamed online:
Twitter: #AmGradSTL and #StayTunedSTL

September 24 — UMSL Jubilee:
School Improvement and Collective Impact Conference

J.C. Penny Conference Center at UMSL 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Description: Focusing on where we stand as a community and our priorities for collective impact.
Keynote Speaker
Mary Anne Schmidt-Carey
President, Say Yes to Education, Inc.
Register: $19, or call Jim Jordan, 314-516-7250

September 28 — Nine Network: American Graduate Day

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Broadcast on Nine PBS
Description: Full day of programming on Nine PBS and public media stations nationwide sharing highlights of the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen initiative to date and calling for participation by individuals and organizations nationwide.
Streamed online: and
Twitter: #AmGrad and #AmGradSTL

October — Nine Network: Classroom Screenings of The Graduates

Description: Connect your students with the power of film and the strength of community! Host a screening of The Graduates in your classroom this fall and use this standards-based curriculum to promote discussion and involvement in many of the key social issues of our time.
Contact: Mike Pagano, Nine Network community cinema screening coordinator, 314-512-9125 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

October 3–4 — UMSL: Common Core Conference Leading Innovative Communities

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Description: Explore and network with bi-state educational leaders to harness the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Peter Sims, a nationally recognized expert in creativity and innovative thinking and author of the book Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries, will lead the conference along with jazz musician Harold O'Neal.
Register: Fees vary,

October 9 — UMSL: Beginning Teachers Assistance Program Conference

J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Description: Designed for teachers in their first three years of teaching, this program explores areas of common interest to new teachers.
Keynote Speaker
Allison Williams
Senior vice president, Wyman Center St. Louis.
Register: $34,

October 19 — UMSL: 45th Annual Crucial Years Institute

J.C. Penny Conference Center at UMSL 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description: A variety of workshops are scheduled on a wide range of topics in early childhood theory and practice. This conference is designed to meet the needs of teachers, child-care providers, parents as teachers, administrators, social workers, students in teacher education and parents of young children.
Susan Catapano, Ed.D.
Professor and chair of the Educational Leadership Department at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.
Jane Fleming, Ph.D.
Assistant professor in Teacher Education at the Erikson Institute in Chicago.
Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and co-director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Register: $59, or call Jim Jordan at 314516-7250

October 28 and November 4 — The Graduates documentary on Nine PBS

October 28 and November 4 at 10:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Description: This two-hour Independent Lens documentary examines pressing issues in education today and explores them through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States.

October 30 — Wyman Center: Saigh Symposium on Teen Development

Nine Network 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Description: This year's Saigh Symposium will build on our conversation from last year, which introduced the idea of "collective impact" to improve the lives of young people through bigger goals, better data, bolder actions and broader partnerships. By bringing together a panel of professionals who are engaged in the collective impact process across the country, we offer an insider's look into how a big picture approach to improving outcomes for youth could impact St. Louis.
Sue Gallagher
Director of research analysis & planning, Children's Services Council of Broward County.
N. Jean Walker, Ph.D.
Vice president, education & community engagement, United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Jairus Cater
Senior at University of Tennessee at Knoxville, former co-chair of Mayor's Child and Youth Taskforce, Metro Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.
Streamed online:
Twitter: #AmGradSTL
Presented by The Saigh Foundation in partnership with The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.


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