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Release Date: 02.17.2017 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Lee Thompson Young Foundation

Centennial High School Hosts Movie Screening of "Beyond Measure"

Parents, educators and community members are invited to attend a screening and discussion of the film Beyond Measure in the Centennial High School Auditorium on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The PTSA and Lee Thompson Young Foundation are sponsoring this community event.  While there is no ticket charge, those wishing to attend should register here so the school can ensure attendance is within fire code limits.

Beyond Measure is the sequel to the film Race to Nowhere, aired by the high school in the fall and well-attended.  Participants may wish to order a copy of the Beyond Measure book to review ahead of time, though it is not necessary. The book can be ordered in hardcover, paperback or electronic editions for less than $15 through any of the vendors provided here.

“We are very pleased that our PTSA is hosting this series of community events,” said Principal Kibbey Crumbley. “We had a strong turnout for our fall movie screening of Race to Nowhere, the prequel to Beyond Measure, and I think it is clear that school improvement is a very important topic to our local families.”

Past documentaries have dwelled on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it. Beyond Measure follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. The film’s featured educators are the advance guard in a burgeoning national movement to reinvent school. By spotlighting success stories, Beyond Measure shows that it is possible to rise above America’s toxic achievement fixation and build a richer, deeper, more empowering, and student-centered education culture from the ground up.

Notable figures featured in the film include Sir Ken Robinson (international education expert and presenter of the most watched TED talk of all time), Linda Darling-Hammond (education advisor for President Obama’s 2008 campaign), and bestselling author Daniel Pink (Drive and A Whole New Mind). The film team includes Oscar-winning editor Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads) and Executive Producer Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com.

Use this ePostcard for the Centennial High School movie screening, to invite friends to register for the free event. http://beyondmeasurefilm.com/centennial-high-school/

Centennial High School is a 21st century learning community providing a high quality, innovative educational experience for all students to be college and career ready. Located at 9310 Scott Road in Roswell, Georgia, the school has been ranked as one of America’s best high schools by The Washington Post, US News and World Report, and Atlanta Magazine.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Tamu Lewis

Company: Lee Thompson Young Foundation

Phone: (678) 444-4566

E-mail: Tamu.Lewis@ltyfoundation.org