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Kevin McCorry spent a year tracking the progress of the chronically low-performing James G. Blaine Elementary School in the Strawberry Mansion section of North Philly.
‘Turnaround’ radio documentary
Kevin McCorry documents a year he spent tracking the progress of the chronically low-performing James G. Blaine Elementary School in Strawberry Mansion section of North Philly
3 years ago
Part Three: Redemption
The turnaround at Blaine Elementary turns out to be more about momentum than test scores.
Part Two: The Critic
A mother worries that the faculty’s dedication and hard work just won’t be enough to keep her medically fragile son safe. Tha
Part One: The Big Shakeup
In 2014, a group of passionate faculty members took a big gamble to improve Blaine Elementary. Would it work?
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