Education

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Charter Schools Are Overrated

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:00pm

In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publically funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas.

Every Student Present: The Importance of School Attendance To Your Child's Success

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:55pm

Missing a few days of schools a month, even in PreK-3rd grade, can hurt a child's math and reading skills and even their chance of graduating from school. Here are some resources for keeping kids on track. (Available in multiple languages.)

The One That Got Away

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:30pm

The One That Got Away examines the life of an at-risk youth and supports needed to keep kids on track.

The Vietnam War: PBS 30 Minute Preview

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:30pm

A PBS Preview of THE VIETNAM WAR will air after the National Memorial Day Concert. Get a 30 minute preview of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.

Farmer Veteran

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:00pm

To cultivate his healing from post-traumatic stress disorder, an Army combat veteran starts a farm and explores its potential in Farmer/Veteran from Independent Lens.

The Bad Kids on WXXI-World

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:30pm

Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures.

Ken Burns: America's Storyteller

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:00pm

Join host Tom Hanks for a celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, whose nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.

The Vietnam War: First Look

Get a first look at THE VIETNAM WAR, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.

The One That Got Away On-Demand

The One That Got Away tells the story of Tourrie Moses and reveals how the intertwined forces of home life, school life and street life can negatively impact youth, particularly one growing up in impoverished conditions.

The One That Got Away Screening

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free screening of a film that examines the life of an at-risk youth, followed by a panel discussion.

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