In NBC's School Pride TV show, cameras will follow students, teachers and parents as they motivate their community to renovate the school. Making use of local businesses and skilled local labor, the community will make over classrooms, public spaces, art and music halls, and athletic facilities in School Pride (NBC TV show). The work will include everything from re-painting and re-carpeting to improving the utilities, and updating the technology systems of the school.
Runtime: 60 minutes
School Pride - The Alliance School - Netflix
The Alliance School is a public high school located in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It serves the needs of students in grades 9–12 who are hindered in the traditional high school environment due to harassment, intimidation, physical and/or emotional abuse, both LGBTQ and others. The Milwaukee Public Schools website describes it as, “a safe place for students regardless of sexuality, identity, appearance, ability or beliefs.”
School Pride - Press coverage - Netflix
An October 2011 report on the ABC News television program 20/20, titled “Milwaukee Public Middle School a Haven for Gay Youth”, concentrated on Alliance's unique role as the only known public middle school where out-of-the-closet students are not subject to harassment and pressure due to their sexuality, contrasting Alliance's open atmosphere to the persecution which drove young teens such as Jamey Rodemeyer to suicide. A report later that same month in Time magazine as part of their “What You Need to Know About Bullying” series focused on Alliance' role as a haven for students (not necessarily GLBTQ) who have been bullied at other schools. (A similar emphasis had appeared in a 2010 report in People magazine.) The Time article echoed the arguments against a separate school for children subjected to bullying, yet pointed out that lead teacher Tina Owen still “fields calls nearly every day from parents and administrators... about students who would like to transfer to Alliance”, and mentioned that Alliance's charter “is likely to be renewed in the spring [of 2012] without much of a fight”. A 2014 Huffington Post slide show article named Alliance as one of ten of “The Most Interesting High Schools in America”.
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