Social promotion is the practice of promoting students to the next grade despite their low achievement. And it's just the beginning of a seriously flawed system.
This 1991 PBS report deals with how parents can maximize their child's educational experience -- and boost self-esteem in the process.
Dawn Marcal is 25 and lives in San Francisco. She is HIV positive and has AIDS. Dawn is also putting a face on a disease that most everyone has heard about but has not experienced on a personal level.
In 1990, computers were a VERY new element of education. John Merrow went and reported on them. Some of the elements in this piece ring true decades later.