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(Studio: Katie Couric) The findings of an America's Promise Alliance study of high school "dropout factories" cited.
(Chicago: Byron Pitts) A visit to Chicago Talent Development Charter High School, which is fighting the dropout trends, presented; scenes shown from the school in a tough neighborhood; details given about how the Diplomas Now and Near Peers programs work. [Johns Hopkins researcher Robert BALFANZ††- talks about living in a high-poverty environment.] [Near Peers tutor Jason DONES%, student Darvell SMITH%- comment on the mentor program.]
- Couric, Katie;
- Pitts, Byron
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