Making Schools Work with Hedrick Smith

HOUR 1 PRODUCER, SARAH COLT (FOR HEDRICK SMITH PRODUCTIONS) / PBS / OCTOBER 2005

Making Schools Work is a two-hour PBS special about education reform. It profiles several different approaches to individual school reform at the elementary, middle and high school levels and in different regions, as well as district-wide reforms in three major American cities. All are examples of effective school reform with proven academic gains, over several years.

Hour One, which Sarah Colt produced and co-wrote for Hedrick Smith Productions, Inc., examines four individual school reform models with excellent results and diversity of approach: Success for All; Comer School Development Program; KIPP: Knowledge is Power Program; and High Schools That Work.