About the film
new mexico based on a true story teacher school homeless albuquerque 1980s homeless teenager
Beyond the Blackboard
Release Date: April 24, 2011
|Slogan||:||«A first-time teacher makes a difference in the lives of homeless children»|
|Production Companies||:||Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions|
|Producers||:||Gerald R. Molen, Brent Shields, Andrew Gottlieb|
Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this movie tells the story a brand-new teacher and Mom who is given a tougher than expected teaching job and winds up teaching homeless children in a school that is housed in a room and called, literally, The School with No Name. She has some personal prejudicial hurdles to cross before she is able to be a true teacher for these children and of course there are hurdles like the lack of books and supplies.