180 DAYS: HARTSVILLE

Mar 16, 2015

Tues. Mar. 17 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Experience a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in public schools.

Three West Hartsville Boy Scouts wrapped in an American flag.
Credit courtesy / Clevis Harrison

A recent Southern Education Foundation report has uncovered that, for the first time in 50 years, the majority of students attending public schools in the U.S. live in poverty.

An inspiring new documentary, 180 Days: Hartsville 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 perspective of teachers, parents and students.

At an elementary school in Hartsville, South Carolina, the challenges facing the parents, teachers, community leaders and business in the community of 7,500 are a microcosm of the issues impacting large school districts: from high stakes testing to social and emotional learning to the growing battle of the Common Core.
 

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