Sleuth’s First Case

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When a mysterious woman hires the School Sleuth to help her choose the right school for her children, the hard-nosed detective launches an investigation. He discovers there are three kinds of schools: Bad, “Good Enough,” and Excellent. It’s not an easy case, particularly when he upsets the status quo.

Underneath the tongue-in-cheek humor, “School Sleuth” is a serious documentary that explores five key aspects of education: School Safety, Academic Quality, School Facilities, The Adults in Charge, and A School’s Sense of Purpose. The program presents 25 practical measures of educational excellence beyond standardized tests scores and college acceptance rates.

This program has received a First Place EWA Award, a Gold Hugo, and a Peabody Award.

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