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American Agenda (Education: Coming of Age) #122616

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Ron Claiborne) Carnegie Corp.'s study on teenagers reported calling for redefinition of junior high, or middle school; details given, scenes shown from Timilty Middle School, in Boston, Massachusetts, that underwent changes like those suggested in Carnegie report [Eighth grader Jason EVANS - talks about his education] [Carnegie Fndn.'s Dr. David HAMBURG - says these young people are making fateful choices.] Problems facing kids in this "coming of age" age group reviewed. [HAMBURG - comments.] [Teacher Chuck McAFEE - says teachers have more say-so now.] [Eighth grader Abdus MUHAMMAD - explains classrm. work.] Impact of changes on student test scores explained. [School superintendent Dr. Laval WILSON - talks about improvements.] [Principal Mary Grasso O'NEILL - says we challenge students.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter

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