Fast Times at West Philly High

July 17, 2012

Can a group of inner-city high school students beat the odds and build the next great super-hybrid car?

(36:15) Inner-city students and teachers defy expectations as they design and build hybrid cars.

Obama’s Shout-Out to the West Philly EVX Team

“This is the kind of thing that just isn’t going to get a lot of attention initially,” said the president, referring to the success of the West Philly High EVX team.

Live Chat Wed. 2:00 pm ET: Beating the Odds in West Philly

Join a live chat about “Fast Times at West Philly High” on 7/18 at 2 p.m. ET with Debbie Morton, the film’s producer, team director Simon Haguer and West Philly student and team captain, Azeem Hill. You can leave a question now.

The Automotive X Prize: A Primer

More on the history of the competition, the organization that sponsored it and other prizes that push the boundaries of innovation.

What is Project-Based Learning?

Background on the alternative approach to education featured in Fast Times at West Philly High.

Tonight’s FRONTLINE Will Make You “Tearful and Smitten”

We can’t think of a lede that’s better than the one written today by the Philadelphia Daily News‘ Ronnie Polaneczky: … Continue reading


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