Schools That Change Communities

Last Updated: January 15, 2013

This article appeared in the October 2012 Rural Policy Matters.


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Filmmaker Bob Gliner has recently released a documentary film, Schools That Change Communities, which documents the power of getting students into their own neighborhoods in urban and rural communities.

This interesting program  is now airing and will continue to air on many PBS stations around the country. Between January 30 and February 2, 2013,  the documentary will broadcast on a large number of PBS stations that carry PBS World.  Viewers should check local listings for exact date and time to gain valuable examples of a diverse range of K-12 public schools who actively involve their students in thinking critically and solving problems they and the larger world they inhabit now face. You can see the trailer on the Rural Trust website and learn more about the film and how to order it at


Read more from the October 2012 Rural Policy Matters.