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The Hedgepeth-Williams Story

On Jan. 31, 1944, the NJ Supreme Court ruled that local school districts could not establish separate public schools based on race. Paul Robeson Elementary teacher Kristine Burns and her students produced a book about the landmark decision that occurred in their school 70 years ago. Also on this episode: 5th graders help design a program that will prevent flooding in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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Classroom Close-up is a magazine program focusing on innovative education in New Jersey's public schools. This series features the students, teachers, and communities who create and participate in successful school projects and events. Season highlights include arts education, conflict resolution, and literacy programs. Also watch for Parent Tips and Teachable Moments.
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