Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Little Art Brings Films to Focus on Education

"No Textbook Answer" - Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.

In addition to showing the documentary Waiting for Superman from Dec. 3rd to the 8th, the Little Art will present a free screening of "No Textbook Answer: Communities Confront the Achievement Gap" on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1:00pm. The film, produced locally by the Kettering Foundation, will begin airing on public television stations around the country in 2011.

No Textbook Answer follows eight communities around the country with significant achievement gaps, gaps in achievement levels between white and minority students, and between poor and affluent students. No Textbook Answer documents the efforts of these communities that, instead of waiting for the schools to fill them, decided to do what they could to start filling them themselves. These efforts ranged from providing meals to hungry parents and kids to setting up mentoring programs or after-school activities, to holding a school board candidates’ forum moderated by district schoolchildren.

The 30-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion to answer the following questions: Are my kids and my community facing this problem? What could we do about it? Who can help? For more information visit www.LittleArt.com.

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