DPTV's Spotlight on Education

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Spotlight Education is a special week of primetime news, public affairs and documentary programming on PBS stations Sept. 12-17 focusing on the brightest ideas and toughest challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. 


Full Lineup:

Monday, September 12, 10:00 p.m. ET

POV, “All the Difference” - Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.


Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 p.m. ET

FRONTLINE, “A Subprime Education” & “The Education of Omarina” - Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also "Omarina's Story," how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey.


Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 p.m. ET

TED TALKS, “Education Revolution” - Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez. Speakers, including Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan, discuss the school-to-prison pipeline, micromanaging kids and turning struggling students into scholars.


Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 p.m. ET

NOVA, “School of the Future” - In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.


Saturday, September 17, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET

American Graduate Day - American Graduate Day 2016 is a four-hour, live broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves.


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