Philadelphia principals groomed to become change agents

10/20/2006 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Principals from 14 of Philadelphia's most academically troubled schools are taking part in a University of Virginia program that trains them to become "turnaround specialists" at their campuses. The program, which has yielded promising results at the 10 Virginia schools using it since 2004, includes holding weekly staff meetings to discuss progress and adding extra instruction time for struggling students.

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