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This uplifting documentary offers a rare ray of hope in its portrait of an urban school that's defying the odds.
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The Rule

See how Benedictine monks in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, New Jersey, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, St. Benedict's Prep has a near 100% college acceptance rate. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the sixth century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.

Played at

Town Center 5, 9.12.14 - 9.18.14
Rated NR
Genre: Documentary, History
Web Site: http://www.bongior...
Runtime: 90 min
Language: English

Director: Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno
FEATURED REVIEW: Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"They've spent $12 billion on education in Newark," a frustrated educator says early on in the new documentary "The Rule." "Does it seem like they've spent $12 billion on education in Newark?" That the public schools in our state's largest city — i...