180 Days: Hartsville

PBS documentary showcases Hartsville teachers, students and schools

The PBS documentary, 180 Days: Hartsvile, tells the story of a fifth grade student struggling with behavioral issues that threaten his academic performance. It illustrates actions taken by his principal, teachers and mother as they work together and identify solutions to bring about a positive resolution for the young boy.

Below are some of the featured media events surrounding the documentary. Learn more about the film, co-produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and South Carolina ETV, (SC ETV).

Be sure to visit the After 180 Days page, which will bring readers and interested followers up-to-date on what's been happening since the documentary was released.

Feb. 24, 2015
Sam Chaltain, education advocate and consultant, writes about Hartsville on his blog. He tells the story of how the PULSE initiative brought the Comer model to four elementary schools.

Feb. 28, 2015
Teach Foundation issues press release about 180 Days: Hartsville

Feb. 27, 2015
Chaltain opines about 180 Days: Hartsville, and the Darlington County School District's use of the Comer model, made possible by the community's PULSE initiative.

March 6, 2015
Catch the Cecil Chandler show on WPDE, 12noon, to see Roger Schrum, Sonoco Staff Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, will discuss 180 Days: Hartsville. 

March 6, 2015
Editorial by Harris DeLoach, Sonoco executive chairman and retired CEO, offers insight into upcoming PBS documentary (printed in Hartsville Messenger and on scnow.com)

March 11, 2015
The Hartsville Comer Connection features all things 180 Days: Hartsville. Read it now.

March 12, 2015
A 45-minute, edited version of the film will be shown in Hartsville at the Center Theater, followed by a live panel discussion featuring some of the documentary's leading characters and Hartsville's most prominent educators. The free event begins at 6:30pm and is open to the public.

Sam Chaltain discusses education reform and 180 Days: Hartsville on his blog.

March 16, 2015
Read an editorial by Harris DeLoach that tells the important backstory omitted in the documentary.

March 17, 2015
Tune in to the local PBS station to catch the full two-hour premier of I80 Days: Hartsville. The show will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring some of the Hartsville participants, as well as some statewide and nationally known participants.

March 20, 2015
Read the story behind the documentary's focus on Hartsville from the people on the front lines, including Dr. James Comer, who joined the local panel after the screening.

Read the news being generated by 180 Days: Hartsville.