180 Days: Hartsville Screening and Post-Film Talk
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(60 minutes) This is the latest installment in the Peabody award-winning PBS series 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, that looks at school reform from the eyes of teachers, parents, and students. This time, the story is set in an elementary school. The challenges they face is a microcosm of the issues impacting large urban school districts -- from high-stakes testing, to emotional learning, to the growing battle over the Common Core. A post-film panel with community educators follows. Moderated by Karen Gibbs of MPT, panelists include author Wes Moore; filmmaker Jacquie Jones; and Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University. Presenting Partners: National Black Programming Consortium and Maryland Public Television. Education Partners: Everyone Graduates and BridgeEdU. Support provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.