A 15 minute video reporting on the efforts of one California Middle School to enable its failing students to catch up before entering high school. The intervention model involves up to three periods of language arts and two periods of math each day.
A video dealing with the challenge
of achieving excellence not just in isolated schools but
across an entire district. By focusing on three school
districts located in poor, at-risk areas, this video outlines
the steps that ensure success.
A now discredited reading curriculum
called "Whole Language" has left thousands of middle and
high school students unable to read. This video helps
train reading coaches to correct this urgent problem by
helping middle school teachers teach reading.
Battle of City Springs" A
90 minute special which follows the fortunes of City
Springs, a failing inner-city elementary school in Baltimore.
A 20 minute video featuring a series
of successful inner-city schools which have managed to
achieve superior results despite poverty and disadvantage.
The schools use a radical curriculum called Direct Instruction.
The Middle School That Could" A
20 minute video documenting an educational initiative
in a seriously troubled Sacramento middle school.