Episode Info

Part 1 of 2. The efforts of rural Hartsville, S.C., to provide a quality education to children are chronicled in this documentary, which spotlights parents, students, teachers and administrators at two elementary schools. Many students come from families at or near the poverty line, with more than half qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches. Yet, the school district has a 92-percent graduation rate, which is higher than the norm for low-income students.