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Film documents a year of inner-city high school reality

School’s former principal recalls many ‘tough conversations’

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


A documentary on one year at an American high school will premiere on public television next week. 180 Days: A Year inside an American High School airs Monday-Tuesday, March 25-26, 8-10 pm on TPT Channel 2. Previously released documentaries such as Waiting for Superman have debated the need for public school reform, especially in urban areas of the U.S., and 180 Days shows television viewers “an intimate portrait of life” in Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan High School, known as “DC Met,” an alternative high school that historically has had low test scores. The film covers day one to day 180 of the entire 2011-12 academic year. Produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), PBS is presenting the film in conjunction with Tavis Smiley Reports’ “Education under Arrest,” which is scheduled to air on Channel 2 Tuesday, March 26, at 11 pm. Continue Reading →

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