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Principal Got Rid of Security Guards and Then Something Unbelievable Happened

Orchard Garden Art Program
NBC Nightly News

Where most people saw a “drop out factory” and “career killer,” Andrew Bott saw a school with potential. 

Bott was the sixth principal in seven years when he took the job at Orchard Gardens, a failing K-8 school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He proceeded to eliminate the school’s security infrastructure and used the money to jumpstart the school’s arts program. It now has one of the fastest improvement rates in the state, and students feel more safe, not less.

It just goes to show what can happen when a school invests in their students.

Watch a report on the school below.

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