Ore. principal works to improve education for minorities

02/29/2012 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Vivian Orlen, principal of Grant High School in Portland, Ore., faced significant push-back from parents last year when she instituted new policies, such as limiting the number of college-level courses each student could take. However, Orlen, who had pledged to improve opportunities for low-income and minority students who were underrepresented in advanced classes, soon earned respect and kudos with a leadership style that has her reaching out to students and parents, and demonstrating a commitment to improving the overall success of the school.

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