Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
It’s the goal of all high schools, including those in local school districts: boosting graduation rates. But here in our region, how far will a high school diploma actually get you? Kojo explores the value of a high school diploma and growing efforts to train students for careers before they graduate.
WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Erin Bibo Deputy Chief, College and Career Education, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS); @erinwardbibo
- Andrew Hanson Senior Analyst, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; @GeorgetownCEW
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