Mar. 11 | 180 Days: Hartsville Screening and Conversation

Feb 26, 2015

FREE – Wednesday, Mar. 11, at 6:30 p.m. | Join your community at the Carnegie Library in Jackson for a screening and discussion of the new documentary.

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

Join your community at the Carnegie Library in Jackson for a screening and discussion of the new documentary,"180 Days: Hartsville."

"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.

The screening of excerpts from the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion led by educators, parents and other community stakeholders regarding the issues of black male achievement; parental involvement; raising student aspirations; and making the goal of high school and college education more attainable.

Partners with the Jackson District Library in this program include WKAR and the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association.

Where
This free screening and conversation featuring "180 Days: Hartsville" takes place at the Carnegie Library in Jackson:

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
517-788-4087
myjdl.com

 

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