Rachel Ameen, now in 10th grade, will attend her mother’s new school. Her sister, Paige, is a freshman in the nursing program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has discovered a big advantage from her home-schooling.
“She’s finding she knows how to study, and a lot of kids don’t,” Pam Ameen said. “She’s really enjoying being in a position to help other kids.”
A discussion will follow Wednesday’s screening of the film, which is 54 minutes.
Ameen plans to show another documentary in March by the same filmmaker, Robert Compton. “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System” looks at the No. 1 education system in the world. Panel discussions, open houses and information sessions are also in the works leading up to Learning Outpost’s September launch.
If you go
What: Screening and discussion of “2 Million Minutes: A Documentary Calculating the Educational Divide”
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Snow date Jan. 15.
Where: Newburyport City Hall auditorium, 60 Pleasant St.
How much: Free
More information: www.learningoutpost.net