Education


New! Portraits and Dreams 53 min.

Portraits and Dreams revisits the photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s.The film is about the students, their work as visionary photographers, the lives they have made since then and the passage of time.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

No Small Matter 74 min.

Despite business interests, scholars, and politicians on both sides of the aisle lining up to support the early childhood education cause, millions of American children are still not getting the care they need to succeed — or even to keep up. And while it’s the poorest children who are most vulnerable, middle class families are increasingly feeling the squeeze, as the cost of quality child care so...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Bad Education 109 min.

Starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, this fact-based dark comedy tells the story of the Long Island school supervisors behind the largest public-school embezzlement scandal in American history. ©2020 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and all related programs are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Can Central High School Save America? 77 min.

Could the secret to rescuing our failing public schools lie in the past? In 1968, Springfield Missouri's Central High School launched kids from all social classes into successful lives. While it wasn't perfect, Central did positive things that are missing in many schools today. Things that could address U.S. jobs leaving the country, standards of living falling for the poor and middle class, and f...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Scheme and Scandal: Inside the College Admissions Crisis 46 min.

Fareed Zakaria looks at the frenzied competition for slots at elite schools – that has exploded into the biggest cheating scandal in American history – a scheme that exploited the desperate quest for higher test scores, as well as the world of elite sports, played only by the affluent, that college advisors call “rich white affirmative action.”

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Transforming Your School 47 min.

This series takes viewers to the Miami-Dade middle schools to see how schools that were falling behind transformed themselves, focusing on social emotional support, planning and operations, and personalization and engagement to build a new, more successful school experience.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Transforming Your School: Personalization and Engagement 17 min.

This program examines the creation of an engaging student-centered, 21st-century learning environment that fosters communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Transforming Your School: Planning and Operations 17 min.

This program teaches how to create and enhance academic offerings, scheduling, and collaborative structures that lead to improved student achievement.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Transforming Your School: Social Emotional Support 14 min.

This program teaches how to build structures and support to ensure students develop social and emotional competencies.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Ask Them 115 min.

We now live in a world where feedback from the user is considered essential information, but how often are we asking students for input about their own education? Based on the popular keynote speech by educator, author, and speaker Myron Dueck, this series is a fun, humorous, and fast paced exploration of how asking students for their input radically transforms both student learning — and the dyna...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019