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New Lea Principal aims to increase academic achievement

Jennifer Wright

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Thursday, September 18, 2014

To increase academic achievement, Duffy and her faculty are devoting more time in their schedules for class planning this year and creating common meeting times for teachers of the same grade, something that is not the norm in every school, Duffy said.

“These are opportunities for teachers to grow themselves with this idea that we’re professional learners,” Duffy explained.

Duffy also plans to reduce the achievement gap at the Lea School by taking advantage of the established partnership between Penn and Lea. Lea is one of six University-Assisted Community Schools that partner with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, receiving funding and programming as a result of the collaboration.

Click here to read all about it in The Daily Pennsylvanian.