ニューヨーク市イースト・ハーレムの小学校へやってきたヴァイオリン教師、ロベルタ・ガスパーリ。そこで彼女は子供たちに音楽とふれあう喜びを教えようと熱心に指導を始める。彼女のその情熱は子供たちにも通じ、やがてヴァイオリン教室は学校の人気クラスとなる。しかし市の教育委員会は音楽課目の予算縮小を決定、クラスは存続の危機に立たされる。ヴァイオリンを弾くことによって自分に誇りを持ちかけていた子供たちのため、ロベルタはある決意をする。 Eirin Approved (C) 1999 Miramax Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Todd Boomer's carefully laid plans to attend Harvard are about to be crushed by his tyrannical calculus teacher unless he can somehow pull off a major miracle. When an incredibly gorgeous tutor named Vicki walks into Todd's life, more than his math prayers are answered. Unexpectedly, Todd and Vicki get caught up in a romance that becomes more complex than any equation. When Todd learns Vicki happens to be the wife of his nemesis math teacher, his Harvard education suddenly hangs in the balance.
The story starts with the joining of a new English teacher, Rahul Prakash Udyavar (Shahid Kapoor), in Swaraswati Vidya Mandir School, situated in the outskirts of Mumbai's suburbs. Though he creates an instant rapport with students and teachers alike, he realizes that there is something amiss in this school. Slowly his doubts come true as the manager of the school, Sharma (Saurabh Shukla), makes many monetary obligations compulsory for the parents in the name of extracurricular activities. He goes to the extent of punishing the students inhumanely when the parents do not fulfill the new unjustified demands of the school. Day by day the stress level of the students increases, leading to unexpected and grim consequences. The situation becomes so explosive that it becomes a national issue. Paathshaala tries to answer many questions related to the sanctity of today's education system. The high morals and basic ethics of the teachings have taken a back seat. Profit and more profit have become a new mantra of educational institutions. Paathshaala is not afraid of telling the truth about the wrong doings of greedy educational institutes; neither does it spare them from exposing the use of unethical media activities for the children who are yet not ready for it.
Growing up in Chicago, cautious Jake knows nothing about water sports---until his single mom decides to uproot the family and move them to a beach town where everything revolves around surfing. Now a friendless outcast, he's in over his head in every way. Could his grandfather---a washed-up surfing legend---help him win some respect?
Nadav Lapid's The Kindergarten Teacher is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. As the titular protagonist, Nira, discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, she slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect his talent before he passes from boyhood to adolescence, and his purity is lost.