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Clyde The Mountain Lion
Nov 10, 2015

Film Festival in the Community

Nov 10, 2015 by Clyde The Mountain Lion


Check out this opportunity put on by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS. 

A Cincinnati public school fights to break the cycle of poverty in its Urban Appalachian neighborhood, where senior Raven Gribbins aims to become the first in her troubled family to graduate and go to college. When Principal Craig Hockenberry's job is threatened, it becomes clear it's a make-or-break year for both of them.

OYLER tells a gripping story of individuals fighting for change in a unique American community, but it also takes on one of our country’s most pressing challenges—the persistent achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers. Roughly half of the children in U.S. public schools today come from low-income families, and a debate is raging over how to help more of them succeed. Oyler School's approach—combining academic, health, and social services under one roof—is catching on around the country. But does it work? At a time of growing inequality in our society, OYLER is a vital contribution the national conversation about how to fix—and assess—our ailing public schools.

UCCS Acting Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Terry Schwartz, Ph.D. will make brief welcoming remarks at 2:15pm with film to follow. Filmmaker Amy Scott, a native of Colorado Springs, will be in attendance for Q&A afterwards.

More details here