Education


New! Ken Burns Presents: College Behind Bars - A Film by Lynn Novick 220 min.

This four-part series tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States - the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in New York State, the programs take viewers on a stark and intimat...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Four: Home Is A Work In Progress 56 min.

The debate team faces Harvard. Seniors complete their 100-paged thesis projects. Giovannie is sent to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and might not finish his project. Students at Taconic and Eastern receive their degrees at graduation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part One: Nobody Ever Taught Me Any Of That 56 min.

Incarcerated men and women at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). When classes begin, they discover they must meet the same high standards as students on Bard College main campus.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Three: Every Single Word Matters 56 min.

The debate team faces West Point. Seniors embark on their thesis projects. Rodney and Dyjuan’s families visit, while Tamara receives terrible news from home. Shawta reckons with her path to prison and Jule struggles to find work in NYC.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Two: I’m Trying To Get Home To My Family, Too 55 min.

Students address the difficult circumstances of their past. The debate team prepares to face the University of Vermont. Some make strides academically, as others are sent to the Special Housing Unit, SHU, jeopardizing their education.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Preschool Should Be Subsidized: A Debate Featuring IBM Project Debater 47 min.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates has featured several debates on artificial intelligence (AI)—the risks, the rewards, and whether it can change the world. But this debate is unique: This time one of the debaters is AI itself—a machine. In partnership with IBM, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates hosts a debate between a world-class human debate champion and an AI system. IBM Project Debater is the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Song of Parkland 29 min.

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld heard the fire alarm on February 14, 2018, she was with her students in rehearsals for their annual children’s musical. Moments later, a Code Red sounded. Herzfeld rushed her 65 students into a storage closet while a shooter killed 17 teachers and students nearby. Filmed in the months following the shootings, while theFlorida...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Student Athlete 89 min.

An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute, Student Athlete examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Each year, student athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies, yet a vast majority earn nothing for themselves and leave school with...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Managing ADHD in School: The Best Evidence-Based Methods 88 min.

Mental Health professionals are routinely called upon to advise families and educators on the most appropriate methods for managing ADHD related symptoms, behavioral problems, and academic performance difficulties in school settings. This presentation by Russell Barkley contains more than 80 recommendations for school management strategies to deal with children and adolescents with ADHD. It looks...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous: A Debate 78 min.

Long hailed as bastions of intellectual freedom where ideas and opinions are openly exchanged, universities have recently come under attack by those who claim that a new generation of students and administrators are restricting speech in the name of inclusion and political correctness. At the heart of this debate is the question of "safe spaces"—places where students can be free of racist, sexist,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018