SDPB's Education Week: September 12-17, 2016

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Time for School: Sunday, Sept 18, 2pm (1 MT) on SDPB1

Spotlight on Education

As the nation’s kids head back to school, SDPB presents gripping reports from today’s classrooms that examine how creativity and dedication to teaching all children –  even the most challenging or at-risk students – are making a real difference in communities.

It’s a special week of primetime programs underscoring SDPB’s dedication to learning and the critical importance of convening a dialogue around education.

POV: All the Difference
Monday, Sept. 12, 9pm (8 MT) on SDPB1
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

FRONTLINE: The Diploma Mill
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1
FRONTLINE presents a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examines reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain, Corinthian Colleges.

TED TALKS: Education Revolution
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9pm (8 MT) on SDPB1
Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez. Speakers, including Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan, discuss the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of micromanaging kids and transforming struggling students into scholars.

NOVA: School of the Future
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1
In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.

South Dakota Focus: Education
Thursday, Sept. 15, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1
State educators and administrators join host Stephanie Rissler to discuss pressing issues of education in South Dakota.

Time for School
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2pm (1 MT) on SDPB1
An update to the award-winning documentary project that visits seven classrooms in seven countries and offers a glimpse of seven extraordinary children struggling to get what all Americans take for granted: a basic education. The film will catch up with these children, who are now adults, to see how their lives have turned out.

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
Sunday, Sept. 11, 6pm (5 MT) on SDPB2
180 Days: Hartsville
Sunday, Sept. 11, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB2
Experience a year in the life of one Southern town’s efforts to reform its public schools and  to watch what happens when bureaucracy, economic opportunity, and fixed mindsets can either fuel or diffuse that reform.

Craft in America: Teachers
Thursday, Sept. 15, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB2
The Peabody Award-winning series begins its eighth season celebrating teachers: craft artists renowned for their own artistic visions and committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations of students and artists.

America ReFramed: Class of ‘27
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7pm (6 MT) on SDPB2
Filmed in the hollows of Appalachia, on native lands of the Upper Midwest and in West Coast migrant camps, Class of ’27 demonstrates that children from distressed communities, despite their circumstances, are more likely to grow into productive and civically engaged adults if they receive support in their earliest years.

American Graduate Day
Saturday, Sept 17, 1pm (Noon MT) on SDPB2
Hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the four-hour national broadcast will celebrate the individuals and non-profit organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation.

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