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National Blue Ribbon School Prompts “Love Letter” to Public Schools

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In Underdogs, McGrath students invite President Obama to visit if they reach 90% proficiency.

Writer and filmmaker Jennifer Fischer, who co-directed the documentary film Underdogs, about 2011 National Blue Ribbon McGrath Elementary School in Newhall, California, writes a love letter to public schools in a recent issue of the Santa Clara (CA) News. Read “As Summer Draws Near Thank an Educator.” Underdogs, due for completion later this year, showcases the high achievement of students at a school that beat its demographic odds. Watch a video clip of Underdogs.