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Independent Lens Episode: "Whatever It Takes"

Season 11, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: A compelling chronicle of a year at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a small South Bronx public high school, through the eyes of first-year principal Edward Tom and ninth grader Sharifea, a promising student who stumbles academically, jeopardizing her acceptance into a Dartmouth College enrichment program. The doc travels beyond the school to offer snapshot summaries of Tom's and Sharifea's lives, including why Tom entered education and the sad realities Sharifea has faced in life.
Original Air Date: Mar 30, 2010

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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