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A Closer Look (State of Our Schools) Part II #183830

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 02, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on middle school test proficiency cited.

(Kissimmee, Florida: Rebecca Chase) The state of the nation's middle schools and their adolescent students examined; details given of problems with teachers and tracking students by ability. [Southern Regional Education Board Sondra COONEY - says the students lack options as they move to high school.] The approaches of one middle school to stimulating the students cited as an example. [Kissimmee Middle School principal John BEALL - says we get less money for middle schoolers.] [Kissimmee science teachers Kelly RINALDI, John DAVIDSON - explains what the students need to learn.] [Three STUDENTS - react.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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