Follow students, teachers and staff at an Austin high school under threat of closure by the state. For years, Eastside Memorial High School has been plagued by failing test scores and negative headlines. An Eastside Education spends one semester at one of Austin’s lowest-income schools, as teachers, parents, administrators, and students fight to meet state accountability standards or watch their school be closed. An Eastside Education is a production of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. It is part of KLRU’s American Graduate initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. American Graduate seeks to establish a clearer understanding about why students drop out of high school and how dropout rates impact our economy and society.
Visit the Website: http://www.klru.org/eastside
Length: 26 minutes