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Oyler: One School, One Year
Oyler: One School, One Year
2016
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Can a school save a community?. OYLER profiles how a "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by meeting their basic health, social, and nutritional needs at school.. Before 2006, very few kids from the Lower Price Hill area finished high school, much less went to college. The neighborhood is Urban Appalachian — an insular community with roots in the coal mining towns of Kentucky and West Virginia. The local Oyler School only went through 8th grade. After that, rather than ride the bus out of the neighborhood for high school, most kids dropped out.. Under long-time Principal Craig Hockenberry’s leadership, Oyler School has transformed into a “community learning center,” serving kids from preschool through 12th grade. Oyler is open year-round, from early morning until late at night. The school provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sends hungry kids home with food on weekends. Students can walk down the hall to access a health clinic, vision center, and mental health counseling.. Oyler's students are now graduating from high school and matriculating to college in record numbers. Oyler has graduated more students in the neighborhood from high school in the recent years than in the collective 85 prior years. Based on the award-winning Marketplace radio series "One School, One Year," OYLER takes viewers through a year at the school, focusing on Hockenberry’s mission to transform a community, and on senior Raven Gribbins’ quest to be the first in her troubled family to finish high school and go to college.. "The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation. Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler. This is not simply the story of individuals or a community in transition. Oyler documents the emergence of education as a character, the hero gathering resources to meet difficult challenges ahead." - CityBeat. “A must see. Briskly paced, yet dense with important information. Offers a unique perspective on the obstacles that confront educators and students, alike, in low-income areas of the country.” - Hammer to Nail.
AUTHOR:
The Video Project (Firm), distributorKanopy (Firm), distributor
Imprint:
The Video Project, 2015.[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Collation:
1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Notes:
In Process Record.Title from title frames.FilmOriginally produced by The Video Project in 2015.In English
System details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language:
English
Index terms:
North American Studies
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