chapter  3
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Why We Need to Think Differently About Schools

Ellen Farber is principal of Penn Hills High School in a populated suburban dis .. trict in the Northeast. She's led Penn Hills now for 6 years and is the first woman to hold the position. Penn Hills enrolls 1,703 students and has a subsidized meals rate of4.7%. The community is reasonably affluent: Nearly all the kids go to college, with a lot of competition and anxiety over hoped..for admission to the great universities of the nation. It's been a stimulating ride up until now. El.. len works with three assistant principals to manage the complexities of the en.. terprise; one essentially for discipline and related matters, one for postsecondary articulation, and one for teacher support.