180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

The need to reform American's public schools is urgent. This series provides an intimate view of what's happening, what's not and what's possible over the course of a 180-day school year.

Season 1 explores what happens when a school meets the needs of its most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways.

Season 2 follows a Southern town’s attempt to reform its schools as bureaucracy, economic opportunity and fixed mindsets interact and intersect.

Jacquie Jones, Executive Producer

Jacquie has established herself as a leader in the evolving next-media landscape through innovative partnerships and initiatives such as the Katrina Project, the ground-breaking New Media Institute, the Public Media Corps and blackpublicmedia.org.

She was previously the Executive Vice President of ROJA Productions in New York City, a producer of high impact media for public television and museums. Jacquie is also a Peabody Award-winning producer and director of documentary films. Her credits include “Africans in America” and “Matters of Race” for PBS, “Behind Closed Doors: Sex in the 20th Century” for Showtime, and “The World Before Us,” for the History Channel. She has a BA in English from Howard University and an MA from Stanford University’s documentary filmmaking program. She has been a Revson Fellow at Columbia University and a scholar-in-residence at American University in Washington, DC. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Integrated Media Association (iMA) board and on the Community Advisory Board of WHUT Howard University Television.

Lesley Norman, Senior Producer

Garland McLaurin, Co-Producer + Co-Director

Adam Lingo, Editor

Carol Slatkin, Editor

Alexis Aggrey, Coordinating Producer

Breht Gardner, Field Producer

Brittany Clemons, Associate Producer

Will McKinley, Associate Producer

Alyssa Taylor, Assistant Editor



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