In PART THREE of The Education of Omarina, FRONTLINE continues the story they have been following since 2012.
The story shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college.
When FRONTLINE first met Omarina Cabrera back in 2012 for the documentary Middle School Moment, she was a struggling student at Middle School 244 in the Bronx. Today, she’s excelling at an elite prep school in New England.
PART ONE: Nationwide, 7,000 students drop out every school day. In Middle School Moment, FRONTLINE reports on new evidence that suggests the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually occur in middle school.
The film explores how one Bronx school is using a novel form of data collection and analysis to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.