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Ten O'Clock News; School Reform and Literacy


Hope Kelly reports that Superintendent Laval Wilson must improve the reading skills of students in the Boston public schools. Students of all different races read a statement about the importance of literacy. Wilson speaks about the importance of reading skills at a press conference. He says that students are reading below target levels. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Princess Zenani Dlamini and her husband Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini will attend Boston University

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Ten O'Clock News

School Reform and Literacy

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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School superintendents
School children
School improvement programs
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; School Reform and Literacy,” 05/13/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16633D2AB2144BB0A10486B0CDF5DF40.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; School Reform and Literacy.” 05/13/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16633D2AB2144BB0A10486B0CDF5DF40>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; School Reform and Literacy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16633D2AB2144BB0A10486B0CDF5DF40
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