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Paper Tigers at Wieting Nov. 30

November 22, 2017
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County SKIP, along with MICA and the Wieting Theatre, is hosting a free screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens-and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and a light meal will be served before the movie begins at 6 p.m.

The documentary film, directed by James Redford and Executive Produced by Karen Pritzker is open to the public.

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

Jim Sporleder became the Lincoln High School principal in 2007 after having over twenty years of experience as a teacher. Under his leadership, the school gained national attention due to a dramatic decrease in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates, and a higher number of students going on to post-secondary education. Since retiring, Sporleder has continued to work as a trauma-informed education consultant with Children's Resilience Initiative, based in Walla Walla, and travels the country to present on the topic of trauma.

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