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Minority students and teachers spotlighted on POV this fall
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8/3/2013 12:45:45 PM


Janet Mino and Quran. Credit: Nara Garber.
 

Sept. 23 –Best Kept Secret by Samantha Buck
At a public school in Newark, N.J., the staff answers the phone by saying, “You’ve reached John F. Kennedy High School, Newark’s best-kept secret.” JFK provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. In Best Kept Secret, Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they “age out” of the system.

See a trailer and find out more at www.pbs.org/pov/bestkeptsecret.

Oct. 7 – Brooklyn Castle by Katie Dellamaggiore
This public-school powerhouse in junior high chess competitions has won more than 30 national championships, the most of any school in the country. Its 85-member squad boasts so many strong players that the late Albert Einstein, a dedicated chess maven, would rank fourth if he were on the team. Most astoundingly, I.S. 318 is a Brooklyn school that serves mostly minority students from families living below the poverty line. Brooklyn Castle is the exhilarating story of five of the school’s aspiring young players and how chess became the school’s unlikely inspiration for academic success. The film is part of the PBS Indies Showcase.

See a trailer and find out more at www.pbs.org/pov/brooklyncastle.

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