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Carol Johnson (center) met with the Memphis City Schools personnel committee at Brewster Elementary School yesterday.

With tears, cheers, Johnson leaves Memphis

School chief hailed for heart, grit

By Tracy Jan and Marcella Bombardieri
Globe Staff / June 19, 2007

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MEMPHIS -- Unruly students often jumped out the first-floor windows at Winchester Elementary School. Two bullets had pierced the building. Enrollment had plunged by half. Test scores were so deplorable that 75 percent of third- and fifth-graders were failing the state math exam. One administrator described Winchester as the "school from hell." (Full article: 1554 words)

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