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180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School chronicles the lives of teachers, students, administrators and parents struggling to keep their students on track to graduate from a public school in Washington, D.C. Startling statistics reveal that only seven percent of students are deemed “proficient” in math and only 19 percent in reading. The inner-city school embodies the complex challenges of adapting to the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” school reform initiative, in which school funding and personnel decisions are based in large part on the results of high-stakes standardized tests.
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180 Days: Part One

180 Days: Part Two