Facing Forward: A Student's Story Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 7:00 AM

In inner-city Cleveland, 19 out of 20 African-American males, on average, do not graduate from high school. E Prep, a new-wave middle school with old-school values, endeavors to counteract these statistics by holding its students to high standards for behavior and achievement. E Prep's 10-hour school days, jacket-and-tie dress code and silent lunchroom decorum were designed to help inner-city students stand toe-to-toe academically with their affluent suburban peers.
However, lofty optimism and classroom successes clash frequently with harsher realities, as teachers and administrators battle street-corner attitudes, student attrition and their own exhaustion. This program takes viewers to a cultural battlefield where teachers and administrators strive to transform at-risk youth into self-assured, productive individuals. Hand-held cameras follow the charming but troubled 12-year-old Tyree during a full academic year and beyond to chart E-Prep's impact.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 7, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
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