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Eye on Education 2002; Day in the Life, A

10/31/2002

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Series
Eye on Education 2002
Program
Day in the Life, A
Series Description

Series release date: 2002

Program Description

A profile of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, a public institution whose experiences are emblematic of many high schools across the country. After losing its accreditation in 1995, the Burke devoted the next three years to soul-searching and significant restructuring. Today, the school has regained its accreditation and is divided into smaller learning communities with a renewed focus on improving student achievement. In 2001, all eligible seniors were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Despite these successes, 63 percent of Burke students in the class of 2003 may not graduate because they have failed their MCAS exams. This statistic raises a question that weaves throughout the film: What does it really take for public education to leave no child behind? A Day in the Life senior producer Linda Garmon was joined in the A Day in the Life effort by a group of independent filmmakers, all of whom have WGBH production credits to their names. Included are Theodore Bogosian (Nova, Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street), Nancy Porter (Nova, American Experience), Eric Stange (Nova, American Experience) and Noland Walker (Africans in America). Jean Dunoyer (Nova, Frontline) is the editor.

Duration

00:53:56

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Citation
Chicago: “Eye on Education 2002; Day in the Life, A,” 10/31/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7D5F1F2A37A485C857935E5AF2A848B.
MLA: “Eye on Education 2002; Day in the Life, A.” 10/31/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7D5F1F2A37A485C857935E5AF2A848B>.
APA: Eye on Education 2002; Day in the Life, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7D5F1F2A37A485C857935E5AF2A848B
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