NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Chicago's new policy against promotion of 8th graders to high school until they can read on 8th grade level stated; summer school sessions for those who can't reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Chicago, Illinois) [Reading program director Angeline CARUSO - says general reaction was that it was about time.] [School superintendent Joseph HANNAN - thinks students know they are being given 2nd chance.] [STUDENTS - state feelings about program.] Chicago school system plans to stop promoting 3rd and 6th graders until they can read at their age level noted.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins
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