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Film Documents School's Success in Sending Underprivileged Students to College

What does it take to get underperforming students ready for college, when they're surrounded by poverty and violence? According to the tagline of a new documentary about a West Side Chicago school “it's not rocket science.” The Providence Effect is the story of Providence St. Mel — a private pre-K- through-12th grade school that sends 100 percent of its graduates to college. Richard Steele recently caught up with Providence Principal Jeanette Dibella and President Paul Adams III to learn more about their history.

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