Nevada principal bucks bureaucracy to improve her school

05/7/2007 | Las Vegas Sun

Theresa Douglass isn't waiting for politicians or bureaucrats to decide how to improve education: The 35-year veteran principal figured out how to lengthen the school day by nearly an hour, introduced special academies and increased teachers' professional development without costing her district any more money. "I seize every opportunity," Douglass said. "I hope -- no, I know -- this is going to increase student achievement."

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