Girard College To Nix High School & Boarding Program

 

Girard College President Clay Armbrister | photo: April Saul, for the Inquirer

Girard College President Clay Armbrister | photo: April Saul, for the Inquirer

  • ABC News’ Nightline presented the entirety of Diane Sawyer’s report inside Strawberry Mansion High School last week. “School District Superintendent William Hite said finding strong leadership for Strawberry Mansion has been the ‘primary factor’ in starting the school’s turnaround. ‘The type of persona,” Hite says, “who establishes a clear vision for what appropriate behavior looks like, for what rigorous instruction looks like, for expectations, that students are exposed to opportunities. If turnaround can happen here, at Strawberry Mansion, it can happen anywhere in the country.’”
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