MPTV Events

American Graduate Initiative: 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 / 4:30 pm

American Graduate Initiative: 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School


Discovery World-Innovation Theater
500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

As part of the American Graduate Initiative, MPTV previews a documentary that takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one Washington DC public high school.

Produced by the National Black Programming Consortium, 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, offers a first-hand account of life inside our nation's school reform movement. The documentary explores the challenges facing at-risk youth, their teachers and educational leaders at Metropolitan High School in Washington, DC. The stories of students, parents, teachers, and staff present an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students. The stories help us examine our own assumptions about youth, education, and the changes needed in the U.S. education system.

Attendees will view 1 hour of this thought-provoking series that will air on MPTV in two 2-hour blocks on March 25 and 26 at 8 pm on MPTV 10.1 HD.

An open discussion focused on local actions and solutions follows the preview.

Host and discussion facilitator is Ellis Bromberg, General Manager-MPTV.

Panelists: Keith Posely, District Director of Principals, Jody Bloyer, Principal at Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School in Milwaukee, Valencia Brown, Assistant Dean in the School of Pre College MATC, and MATC students: Dollie Evans, Aliyah Hairston, James Edwards.

Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

Street parking at no cost and facility parking for a fee of $8 are available. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Additional information: Viewer Services 414-297-7520