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Local Leaders

Learn more about the high school dropout crisis in Maryland from local leaders working diligently to improve outcomes and opportunities for students. Maryland Public Television host Jeff Salkin interviews experts about everything from alternative education opportunities and programs for at-risk youth, to common challenges and obstacles hindering student achievement. Hear about the progress being made in Baltimore and the work being done in the schools and community to help improve graduation rates.

Dr. Robert Balfanz
Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lillian Lowery
Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Andres Alonso
CEO Baltimore City Public Schools