Education


Song of Parkland 29 min.

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld heard the fire alarm on February 14, 2018, she was with her students in rehearsals for their annual children’s musical. Moments later, a Code Red sounded. Herzfeld rushed her 65 students into a storage closet while a shooter killed 17 teachers and students nearby. Filmed in the months following the shootings, while theFlorida...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Student Athlete 89 min.

An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute, Student Athlete examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Each year, student athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies, yet a vast majority earn nothing for themselves and leave school with...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Managing ADHD in School: The Best Evidence-Based Methods 88 min.

Mental Health professionals are routinely called upon to advise families and educators on the most appropriate methods for managing ADHD related symptoms, behavioral problems, and academic performance difficulties in school settings. This presentation by Russell Barkley contains more than 80 recommendations for school management strategies to deal with children and adolescents with ADHD. It looks...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous: A Debate 78 min.

Long hailed as bastions of intellectual freedom where ideas and opinions are openly exchanged, universities have recently come under attack by those who claim that a new generation of students and administrators are restricting speech in the name of inclusion and political correctness. At the heart of this debate is the question of "safe spaces"—places where students can be free of racist, sexist,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

A Dangerous Son 86 min.

One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child’s severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with inte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New to Our Collection! Backpack Full of Cash 98 min.

Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary, filmed inside classrooms, exposes the devastating impact of the corporate-driven reform movement in Philadelphia and other cities where public education, starved of resources, hangs in the balance. BACKPACK FULL OF CASHalso showcases the everyday heroes fighting for public education and presents a working model for improving our schools.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Backpack Full of Cash - In English with Spanish Subtitles 97 min.

Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary, filmed inside classrooms, exposes the devastating impact of the corporate-driven reform movement in Philadelphia and other cities where public education, starved of resources, hangs in the balance. BACKPACK FULL OF CASHalso showcases the everyday heroes fighting for public education and presents a working model for improving our schools. Wit...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Job Centered Learning 57 min.

Many political and business leaders have talked about the rising skills gap in the United States; a situation where there is a mismatch between the types of jobs that are available and the skills people are acquiring. This program takes a critical look at the wide range of career education opportunities that exist, and the ways in which high schools are addressing and closing the skills gap. Fille...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Infant-Toddler Learning Environment 43 min.

Infants and toddlers are born explorers and the environments in which they are cared for become their laboratory. This program includes real-life examples on how to create a supportive infant-toddler learning environment that invites children to explore their surroundings and supports their sensory-motor way of learning.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities 83 min.

Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017