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.
- Year: 2011
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Family, Drama
- Studio: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
- Keyword: new mexico, based on true story, teacher, school, homeless, albuquerque, new mexico, 1980s, homeless teenager
- Director: Jeff Bleckner
- Cast: Emily VanCamp, Steve Talley, Willow Shields, Timothy Busfield, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Nicki Aycox