180 Days: Hartsville

Roles of School Leaders | 180 Days: Hartsville

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School Superintendent Dr. Ingraham takes some time to discuss with Hartsville school district educators some of his priorities and what makes a good school leader.

Rashon's Family | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Single mother Monay and her sons deal with the realities of living in a low-income single parent family in Hartsville, SC.

Boys Scouts | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Rashon is a member of his schools Boys Scout troop and it seems to keep him out of trouble, for the most part - here teachers discuss the benefits and difficulties of this.

Title I Conference | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Thornwell is one of the best schools in their district in Hartsville, SC, but when the educators compete with others nation wide, do they make the grade?

Mr. Brown | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Where do role models come from? What effect does it have on a young Black boy to have a young male teacher who looks like him, early in his schooling? Mr. Brown connects with his students.

180 Days: Hartsville | Full Program

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Experience a year of a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in American public schools, and watch what happens when the systems that can either fuel or diffuse that reform — bureaucracy, economic opportunity and fixed mindsets — interact and intersect.

Generational Poverty | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Generational poverty can be a big hinderance to self-evolution, particularly if educators tend to write these students off. This is what Principal Julie Mahn has learned in all her years and she strives to make the situation change.

Rural Education | 180 Days: Hartsville

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Multiple jobs, late nights for parents and students, minimum wage, what effect do all these realities have on the future of rural education in America? Monay and her young sons are an example of this daily struggle.

Rashon Expulsion | 180 Days: Hartsville

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After a series of disciplinary actions seem fruitless in changing Rashon's behavior the school educators and his mother are faced with a tough reality.