In March, two documentaries will be broadcast on Nine PBS that focus on some of the most difficult aspects of the nation’s dropout crisis: under-performing schools and at-risk youth.The pair of documentaries will be presented as part of the American Graduate Initiative.
180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School follows a District of Columbia high school that is struggling to adequately prepare students in the areas of math and reading. The two-part film will air at 8 PM CT March 25th and 26th on Nine PBS. Follow the link for more information on the film, as well as video clips.
Tavis Smiley Reports: Education Under Arrest examines efforts to reform the juvenile justice system and keep at-risk teens in school. Education Under Arrest is a follow-up to Smiley’s Too Important to Fail documentary, which investigated the causes of the rising dropout rate among African-American male teenagers. This one-hour program airs at 8 PM CT, March 26th on Nine PBS. Follow the link for a preview and more information on the program.
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