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Waiting for Superman, released in theaters nationwide beginning in September, hard-hittingly examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories about particular schools and reformers.

One of Waiting for Superman's more-dramatic stories is about the SEED charter boarding schools' heart-wrenching "lottery day."  On lottery day, hundreds of hopeful families wait for their number to be called to see if their children will get the quality college-preparatory education that the SEED schools in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore provide.  The film follows a nervous, but hopeful family through the lottery process for the D.C. school.

Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman also features schools in the KIPP network of charter schools and Howard Fuller of Marquette University's Institute for the Transformation of Learning (ITL) and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). 

The movie won the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last January.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports SEED, ITL, and BAEO.  Bradley also substantially supports the Charter School Growth Fund, whose portfolio includes several KIPP schools.
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