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Title The new public. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 87 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 2013.
Summary In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. With infectious optimism, O'Brien and his team of eight undertook an unconventional approach and ambitious mission: Create a school with an arts-oriented curriculum that also emphasizes self-development, community collaboration and social change. Initially, the buzz from everyone was that this was a dream come true. But conflicts arose when untested idealism was challenged by long-standing realities far bigger than school. Over four years, this heartfelt verite film follows the journey of students, parents and educators striving to make a difference in the futures of young people whose lives are stark representations of our country's education and opportunity gaps. Through the prism of one inner-city public school, we witness complexities faced by urban public schools and communities everywhere.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Performing arts high schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Urban high schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Community schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Educational change -- New York (State) -- New York.
Educational innovations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Documentary films.
Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
Genre Feature Films.
Added Author Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1114681 Kanopy
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