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Keep an Eye on Northern
  • Richard E. Day, Eastern Kentucky University
Will Fayette County schools Superintendent Stu Silberman achieve his goal to make the academy one of the highest-achieving schools in the state without changing its demographics? In January, Silberman told parents that much of their children's low-test-score problem could be attributed to the principals and their ability to motivate their staffs. He said principals -- one at a high-scoring school and one at a low-scoring school -- could be switched, and that the scores would flip-flop in two years. He subsequently selected Principal Peggy Petrilli to lead the new academy.
  • Northern Elementary School,
  • Peggy Petrilli,
  • Stu Silberman
Publication Date
September 12, 2005
Citation Information
Richard E. Day. "Keep an Eye on Northern" (2005)
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