Education Specials Explore Math Corps and Charter Schools

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It All Adds Up from American Public Television

IT ALL ADDS UP profiles the teachers and students of Wayne State University’s Math Corps, a groundbreaking organization that partners struggling middle and high-school students from Detroit’s public schools with collegians, who help teach vital math and life skills the kids need to succeed.

After 16 years, the program’s results speak volumes: more than 90 percent of Math Corps’ students graduate from high school and more than 80 percent attend college. Produced by Academy Award-winning director Sue Marx, the documentary features engaging and heart-warming interviews with alumni and current campers who testify to the life-changing impact of the Math Corps.

Watch Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00am on WSKG-TV

 


 

Outside The Box from American Public Television

Amid controversy, charter schools – free public schools funded by tax dollars – first opened in the United States 20 years ago, largely in response to low graduation rates and the failure of schools to better prepare students for higher education and the job market. Today, charter schools make up an increasing percentage of the U.S. educational landscape, with approximately 5,000 schools in 41 states.

Featuring interviews with experts, educators, parents and students, OUTSIDE THE BOX offers insights into the operation of charter schools and examines their short-term and long-term effectiveness. The half-hour documentary also explores the financial challenges of opening a charter school and examines the role of authorizers, those responsible for granting charters and overseeing the school’s academic performance, financial health and more. OUTSIDE THE BOX visits several nationally recognized schools, including The Preuss School in San Diego, Christel House Academy in Indianapolis and KIPP Empower Academy in South Central Los Angeles.

Watch Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 5:30am on WSKG-TV

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