Film showing, book sale to benefit Encinitas Educational Foundation


From the team of filmmakers who brought us “Race to Nowhere” (2010), “Beyond Measure” (2015) shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives changing school in America.

Presented by the Encinitas Educational Foundation, the film will be shown at 9 a.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($20) on Nov. 10 at La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets:

Where “Race to Nowhere”(2010) achieved national prominence from examining stress among young students from competitiveness and overscheduling in school and at home. “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across America as educators take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside by challenging our high-stakes education culture, even at the risk of their own jobs. The film’s featured educators are the advance guard in a rapidly increasing national movement to reinvent school.

The film’s release coincides with the release of director Vicki Abeles’ new book, also titled “Beyond Measure.” The book suggests steps big and small that readers can take to reclaim their schools and their children’s lives. “Beyond Measure” is available at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Encinitas and will be sold during both film showings on Nov. 10. From Nov. 9-14, the store will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the book’s sale to the Encinitas Educational Foundation.

A portion of the night’s proceeds from D Street Bar & Grill or The Roxy Restaurant, near La Paloma Theatre, will also be donated to Encinitas Educational Foundation, so stop by before or after the show.