The Brain Behind Philadelphia's School Reforms

07/1/2002 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Businessman James Nevels, the head of Philadelphia's newly formed School Reform Commission, advocates a "multipronged attack" for school reform to give the district a chance to see what works best. In addition to installing outside management at some schools, the initiative includes a first-of-its-kind testing program to track students' progress and a teacher recruitment campaign, Nevels says.

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