KSJD American Graduate InitiativeKSJD is part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The following audio clips include conversations that KSJD has had with school administrators and students about how they value education and what communities can do to help keep education opportunities strong.
ListenInterview with Incoming Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter - May 2nd, 2012
KSJD's Melissa Betrone talks with new Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter about his background, his views on education, and his approach to academic success in Cortez schools.
Dolores Schools - A Student Perspective
Jeff and Gail talk with two Dolores High School students and the Dolores School District Superintendent about how their education compares to student expectations and other districts.
Southwest Open School Students and Education - December 21st, 2011
Southwest Open High School students Michael Morehead and Dilton Padilla talk with KSJD's Tom Yoder about their perspectives on education funding, how the community supports them, and what the future holds.
Mancos High School Students Discuss Education
Mancos High School students Lauren Kramer and Jake Driver join Jeff and Gail to talk about their perspectives on education and how it could be fixed. Original air date: December 14th, 2011
Graduate Project Audio Piece 1 - Summer 2011
In the spring of 2011, KSJD talked with high school and middle school students from Southwest Open School, Cortez Middle School, and Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, Colorado about their views on academic success, what they have to do to get their high school diplomas, and what teachers and administrators could do to help them graduate.This is what they had to say.