Missy Novak follows with a report from the Collège de Notre Dame.  In France "collège" refers roughly to our "junior high school".  She has visited classes and done an in-depth interview with Mme. Maryanne Dubois, who teaches at Notre Dame.  Missy tells us about the the schedule, the vacations, the homework, and the exams that junior high students must pass.  It's a coincidence, but today is the day where junior high students begin their end-of-the year exams.  Those who pass will go on to the "lycée", and those who don't will have to repeat a year (not at all uncommon).  Missy notes that France has a national program of "collège unique", somewhat like our new "no child left behind", and that it affects private schools like Notre Dame as well as the public schools run by the National Ministry of Education.
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