By Kathleen Murrill
summary by ASCD SmartBrief
"A documentary called "Dropout Nation" will premiere at 9 p.m. EDT tonight on PBS' Frontline. A film crew spent one year following four students who attend Houston's Sharpstown High School, where officials are working to improve graduation rates with its Apollo 20 program. Developed by Roland Fryer of Harvard University's Education Innovation Laboratory, Apollo 20 is built around five tenets: effective principals and teachers, more instructional time, use of data to lead instruction, tutoring and a culture of high expectations for everyone"