A school principal’s mission to beat the odds
The Bridge to Brilliance. How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World. By Nadia Lopez with Rebecca Paley. 266 pages. Viking. $26.
‘‘I was part of an educational system that, despite its best intentions, only reinforced their failures.’’
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Nadia Lopez is an unlikely star of the internet age — an urban-middle-school principal whose story went viral. It all began in January 2015 when the blog Humans of New York featured an eighth grader at her school named Vidal.
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