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180 Days

180 Days

This series takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one Washington, DC public high school. The series is framed by volatile national and local politics aimed at reforming this most fundamental of public institutions, but the lives at the center of "180 Days," most especially those of the five students whose stories take the viewer from the day 1 to day 180, seem at once deeply impacted by and yet profoundly separate from the "Race to the Top."

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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2353429275/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This special gives space and breadth to our nation’s education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways. /episodes/get/23401 /episode/23401 S1 Ep2: 180 Days : A Year Inside an American High School Epi /episode-player/23401

Teachers and school leaders dealing with teenagers and pressures on the administration.

Air date:
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:00
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2353425297/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This special gives space and breadth to our nation’s education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways. /episodes/get/23130 /episode/23130 S1 Ep1: 180 Days : A Year Inside an American High School Epi /episode-player/23130

180 Days follows the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (also known as DC Met). At the center of 180 Days is a charismatic and outspoken young principal, Tanishia Williams Minor, who is in her second year as head of the school. Principal Minor remains optimistic that her students can succeed despite the personal and academic obstacles they face, and the scrutiny that she and the school are under from the school board, her optimism that the students can succeed seems indefatigable.

Air date:
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:00
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