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Receiver: Individual schools to lead way in Lawrence turnaround

Receiver: Individual schools to lead way in Lawrence
Eagle Tribune
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BOSTON – Lawrence Public School Superintendent/Receiver Jeffrey C. Riley told a ballroom full of educators over breakfast yesterday that he doesn't think that turning around an entire school district has ever been done.

But Riley, who was hired by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education six months ago to do just that with the state's most troubled school system, vowed he will do whatever it takes to get the job done. He called it "unacceptable" that half of the students who attend Lawrence High School "actually wind up walking across the stage" to receive their diplomas. Read article...

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