LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2014) – “Schools of Hope,” which aired on the Los Angeles Unified School District television station, KLCS, was nominated last week for a Los Angeles-area Emmy Award in the education category.
The 30-minute special chronicles the District’s $19.5 billion school construction program, the most ambitious in the history of the nation. The new campuses allow students to attend school on the traditional nine-month calendar instead of staggering start dates and vacations over twelve months to reduce overcrowding.
“I am pleased that the academy has honored this extraordinary program with an Emmy nomination. We are proud to produce original programming that recognizes some of the many successes of LAUSD,” Sabrina Fair Thomas, general manager of KLCS, said. “’Schools of Hope’ tells an important story without glossing over the controversies or lessons learned.”
Produced by KLCS, the special featured archival footage and interviews with key figures such as Roy Romer, former Superintendent; Connie Rice, former chair of the Bond Oversight Committee and Jim McConnell, former chief facilities director.
The awards are given for broadcast achievements that are produced, financed and controlled by Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems. The Television Academy and the Los Angeles Area Awards Committee, comprised of station program and news directors, determines the awards structure.
Winners will be announced at the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Saturday, July 26, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the North Hollywood Arts District.
KLCS is carried on all local cable systems. Please check a program guide for channel location.
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