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Morning Read: A turnaround at Artesia High School

LA School Report | May 23, 2016

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Turning around Artesia, Part 2: This school figured out how to make it ‘cool’ to succeed
Almost 12 years ago, Sergio Garcia became principal of Artesia High School, a school smack in the middle of a neighborhood in Southern California that has seen its share of gang violence. At Garcia’s first meeting with the staff, he asked the teachers what kinds of changes they most wanted him to make. The teachers’ unanimous response was that they wanted him to “stop the ‘tardies.’” By Karin Chenoweth, Education Post

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