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Special Assignment (A New Course) #106518

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Rochester, New York: Beth Nissen) Educ. reform program in Rochester, New York, schools featured; details given, scenes shown. [Teachers' union president Adam URBANSKI - says program being carried out here.] Rochester's teachers' contracts outlined on screen. [School superintendent Peter McWALTERS - describes teachers' roles.] Students' test results and dropout rate noted. [URBANSKI - says old way of teaching doesn't work.] New teacher mentor program illustrated by relationship between veteran teacher Lessie Hamilton-Rose and young teacher Lisa Fina. [HAMILTON-ROSE - explains teaching methods.] [Vet. teacher May LYKE - explains lead teacher program.] [McWALTERS - explains goals and future of public education]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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