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Diplomas Now Program (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-28

Duration: 00:04:32

Subjects: Diplomas Now | City Year (Service corps) | Education | High school dropouts | Middle school students


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Charbonnet, Denise Interviewee
  • Ross, Sara Interviewee
  • Morris, Jonathan Interviewee
  • Shepherd, Dulcie Interviewee


This segment from the September 28, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on Diplomas Now, a high school dropout prevention program that provides support for at-risk middle school students. Lincoln reports that Diplomas Now is a cooperative endeavor between Education’s Next Horizon, Communities in School, City Year, and Talent Development. She visits Broadmoor Middle School, one of three participating schools in Baton Rouge. Lincoln interviews: Dr. Denise Charbonnet, the principal at Broadmoor Middle; Sara Ross, a City Year team leader; Jonathan Morris of City Year; and Dulcie Shepherd of City Year. Host: Charlie Whinham