Urban Academies Program

Barbara Seidl
Season 13
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An inner city school. Students that are 'tough to reach.' Plummeting test scores. Teachers moving on to more lucrative jobs in the suburbs. It's a familiar story in cities all over the United States. But in Broward County, Florida, the story has a different ending. Resolved to find committed teachers for the county's inner city schools, the Broward County School Board took radical action. With the help of local universities and businesses, they began guaranteeing college scholarships and jobs for inner city students as early as 7th grade. They call it 'growing our own.

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