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Sun., September 28, 2014
11:30 am
(60 minutes)

The Graduates/Los Graduados  

Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women. One left school after becoming pregnant, but has since enrolled in a Tulsa program for at-risk students; another has enjoyed better grades and become more active in school activities since joining the innovative Voices of Youth in Chicago Education program; and the third was helped by the staff at her South Bronx high school after her family became homeless.

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Sun., September 28, 2014
11:30 am
(60 minutes)

The Graduates/Los Graduados  

Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women. One left school after becoming pregnant, but has since enrolled in a Tulsa program for at-risk students; another has enjoyed better grades and become more active in school activities since joining the innovative Voices of Youth in Chicago Education program; and the third was helped by the staff at her South Bronx high school after her family became homeless.

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Sun., September 28, 2014
12:30 pm
(60 minutes)

The Graduates/Los Graduados  

Conclusion. The Latino dropout crisis is seen through the eyes of three young men. One, whose parents moved from Mexico to San Diego so that he and his siblings could have a better education, fell into gang life before turning his life around, due in large part to the Reality Changers organization; another, the son of undocumented workers, overcame barriers in order to attend college; and the third may well have quit school except for the performing arts, which helped boost his confidence.

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Sun., September 28, 2014
12:30 pm
(60 minutes)

The Graduates/Los Graduados  

Conclusion. The Latino dropout crisis is seen through the eyes of three young men. One, whose parents moved from Mexico to San Diego so that he and his siblings could have a better education, fell into gang life before turning his life around, due in large part to the Reality Changers organization; another, the son of undocumented workers, overcame barriers in order to attend college; and the third may well have quit school except for the performing arts, which helped boost his confidence.

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Sun., September 28, 2014
1:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Precious Knowledge  

"Precious Knowledge" examines a Mexican-American studies program at Tucson High School through the eyes of its students and teachers. They find themselves on the defensive when the state legislature passes a bill that would allow the state superintendent of public instruction to abolish all ethnic-studies programs.

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Sun., September 28, 2014
1:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Precious Knowledge  

"Precious Knowledge" examines a Mexican-American studies program at Tucson High School through the eyes of its students and teachers. They find themselves on the defensive when the state legislature passes a bill that would allow the state superintendent of public instruction to abolish all ethnic-studies programs.

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Tue., September 30, 2014
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Las Marthas  

A look at the traditional, month-long débutante season in Laredo, Texas, and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which coincides with and celebrates George Washington's birthday. It's capped by the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the Society of Martha Washington; young women, most of them Mexican-American, debut in elaborate colonial-styled gowns that can cost up to $30,000.

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Tue., September 30, 2014
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Las Marthas  

A look at the traditional, month-long débutante season in Laredo, Texas, and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which coincides with and celebrates George Washington's birthday. It's capped by the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the Society of Martha Washington; young women, most of them Mexican-American, debut in elaborate colonial-styled gowns that can cost up to $30,000.