The filmmakers behind a documentary that defends the public school system and is critical of market-based reforms are not backing down from criticisms from a prominent school choice advocate.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative journalist known for her deep dives exploring race and the resegregation of the nation's public schools, receives a "genius grant."
The documentary about young people with autism who compete for a New Jersey swim team, appears Monday night on the public television show.
The film available on Netflix examines racial inequality in schools 60 years after nine black students integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
The comic's mention of his school district on the awards telecast goes viral on Twitter and attracts some distinctly different reactions.
Netflix's "#RealityHigh" and "American Vandal," and the return of HBO's "Vice Principals," present a contrast to star-studded back-to-school specials.
The "XQ Super School Live" special took over four broadcast TV networks to focus attention on projects that seek to remake the American high school.
September is a time for enterprising magazine coverage about education issues, including in The Times, Harper's, and The Nation.
The Hollywood-produced show aims to focus on efforts to improve American high schools, and to entertain young viewers with comedy and music.
"Raising Bertie," about three African-American boys in Bertie County, N.C., airs on the PBS documentary series "POV" Monday night.