Tonight and tomorrow night, PBS is showing 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School. It's a two-part 4-hour special about a "failing" high school in Washington, D.c. where only seven percent of students are deemed proficient in math and only 19 percent in reading. It was produced by the National Black Programming Consortium. (Locally, KCTS 9 is showing it on both nights, starting at 9 p.m.)
From the director, Jacquie Jones', piece at the Huffington Post:
Link to promo.