In rural America, children face the prospect of a compromised future. Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in '27.
FRONTLINE presents two films: â€śA Subprime Educationâ€ť examines allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry and â€śThe Education of Omarinaâ€ť of a young at-risk girl from middle school to college.
From the streets of Rochester, NYâ€™s crime-ridden inner city to the flavelas of Brazil, young street artists explore how art brings forth the power to see beyond, move beyond, grow beyond the walls that poverty builds around them.
Kids who are suspended or expelled from school are more likely to drop out and more likely to wind up in prison than kids with similar behaviors who are not kicked out. Kids of color are more likely to be suspended or expelled than white kids are. So what's really the issue here?
The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate.