The Rule

The Rule

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:30am - 5:30pm

The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. (3 Re-airs) Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population of inner-city African-American and Latino teenage boys. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide. Airs Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. on WXXI World 21.2/TW 1275.


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