A new milestone in education was touted last week: 80 percent of students nationwide graduate high school. But that still means 1 in every 5 students does not get a high school diploma. WVIZ PBS brings you the story of Tyree Stewart, a drop out who is now working on a college degree. And we'll learn what safety nets are in place for students who may be at risk of dropping out or getting expelled.
Tyree Stewart, student featured in Facing Forward documentary
Brian Williams, Coordinator of Alternative Programming at the Educational Options Center, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School
Cairen Withington, Assistant Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University
Jesús F. Sánchez, Director of Programs at Esperanza, Inc.
Judy Maver, School Counselor at Akron Public Schools