A series of three documentaries about public schools, broadcast on NJN Public Television and nationwide on American Public Television in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
In 1996, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation put out a call for proposals from independent filmmakers to make a series of documentaries that would examine the triumphs and the trials of educators and students in a new way. Hudson West Productions was ultimately selected for the project.
QUICKSAND AND BANANA PEELS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF TWO PRINCIPALS
Quicksand and Banana Peels: A Year in The Life of Two Principals follows two grade school principals from very different backgrounds and environments through an academic year–at the end of which, only one remained as a principal.
BRICK CITY LESSONS
Brick City Lessons, produced in association with NJN Public Television, unearths success stories in the troubled Newark, NJ school district.
NO PLACE TO BE SMART-THE BRIGHTEST KIDS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
No Place To Be Smart – The Brightest Kids In Public Schools examines an innovative program for keeping gifted and talented kids engaged and challenged within the public school system.
Production Funding provided by Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hyde Watson Foundation