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New Cable Channel Could Feature School Stories

LA School Report | December 19, 2012



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The New York Times is reporting that Participant Media, the production company behind “Waiting For Superman” as well as several other features and documentaries, is creating a new cable channel of its own to create more do-gooder fare from the likes of Davis Guggenheim, Morgan Spurlock, and others.

Maybe they’ll make something out of Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors, LA School Report editor Alexander Russo’s 2011 book about Green Dot Public Schools, Steve Barr, and the rescue attempt at Locke High School. Or (more likely) a feature about mass teacher layoff at a failing Rhode Island high school or the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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