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Victor Iturralde - Alternatives in Education

Victor Iturralde discusses his eight years at Eric Solorio Academy High School located in the Gage Park section of Chicago. He has been the principal since the school opened in 2010; it now serves 1,200 students. The interview covers the building of this environmental friendly school, its opening through staggered classes (one graded added yearly), its role as a Chicago Public neighborhood school, its high expectations for student attendance, academic achievement and success, and the large number of extracurricular and sports available to students. The school features a young and talented staff that focuses on collaboration, teaming and professional development.

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