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ERIC Number: EJ839419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
I Choose to Stay
Esposito, Jennifer Chase
District Administration, v44 n11 p30-31 Oct 2008
This article features Salome Thomas-EL, principal of Russell Byers Charter School in the heart of Philadelphia. Thomas-EL is stepping beyond Philadelphia to help the nation's parents: He has a Supernanny-esque reality show in development about guiding parents toward keeping their kids in school, he has made appearances on CNN, C-SPAN and NPR, and he is a winner of the School District of Philadelphia's Marcus A. Foster Award as an "outstanding school administrator." In addition, the rights to his first book, I Choose to Stay, have been bought by Disney for a future feature film. Back at home, "Principal EL," as he's called by his students, continues to use outside-the-box tactics like late-night visits, uninvited parent-principal meetings around the dinner table, emphasizing the power of positive thinking, and chess to help his students reach their potential and stay in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania