A 10-part video series chronicling the rhythms and relationships of a year in the life of one of America’s most successful public schools.

See firsthand what goes into creating a powerful learning environment for children (and adults). We meet the school’s teachers, families and children as they experience the highs and lows of a year of self-discovery, exploration, and frustration. Each episode serves as a jumping-off point for national conversations about the state of public education as it is – and as it ought to be.

Here's Where You Come in

We want to use this series as a “communications comet” to which we can attach all sorts of cool things that get people excited about reinventing American public education. Our goal is to attract attention not only to the series itself, but also to the partner organizations and their resources.

What More Can You Do?

  • Write a blog post with the YouTube link embedded, and share your organization's reactions to the questions raised by each chapter.
  • Share the video link on social media. We've written short templated tweets to get you started!
  • Encourage your group's fans and followers to take advantage of the resources provided with each chapter.
  • Use the form below to submit your own resources for us to include in each chapter's Watch/Read/Listen/Do section.

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1. Why We’re Here

Thursday, 1/31/13

2. Beginning the Year

Thursday, 2/14/13

3. Making it Real

Thursday, 2/28/13

4. Love and Limits

Thursday, 3/14/13

5. The Eye of the Dragon

Thursday, 3/28/13

6. Just Like a Family

Thursday, 4/11/13

7. Behind the Scenes

Thursday, 4/25/13

8. The World of Work

Thursday, 5/9/13

9. Seeing the Learning

Thursday, 5/23/13

10. The Freedom to Teach

Thursday, 6/6/13

Key Contacts

All Media Interest and Inquiries:
Sam Chaltain
schaltain@gmail.com 703-851-7826

Technical Support for Partners:
Shawn Strader
sdgstrader@gmail.com 480-225-7683

Coordination or puzzlers:
Scott Nine
scott.nine@gmail.com 503-201-0691

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