Mar 22, 2013
180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School follows teachers, students, administrators, and parents of the first graduating class of Washington Metropolitan High School (aka DC Met), a public school in the District of Columbia where only 7 percent of the student body is proficient in math and 19 percent in reading. The two part film airs on WTVI PBS Charlotte March 25 and 26 from 9-11pm. The documentary will likely raise questions with viewers about education reform and what may be done on the local level.
In response, WTVI-PBS Charlotte hosted a panel discussion on March 20 with Charlotte area parents, as well as local nonprofit and education leaders, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Charlotte’s area schools. The 30-minute locally produced program, 180 Days: A Closer Look will air Tuesday, March 26, 11pm, following the last part of the national series. Panelists include:
• Dr. Maria Hanlin, executive director, Mecklenburg Ministries
• Millard House, COO, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
• Jerri Haigler, United Way 1000 Mentors Project
• Joseph Burch, principal, CATO Middle College High School
• Mitzi Porter, parent of two West Charlotte High School students
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