New to Syracuse, principal hopes to turn around a struggling school

Friday, September 6, 2013

Ronardo Reeves admits there was something different about him as he grew up in an inner-city neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

"My English was pretty proper," he said. "It wasn't cool to walk down the street and pronounce your words correctly, but I didn't mind."

Reeves' mother, a school district police officer, strongly encouraged him and his brother and sister to speak proper English. But he was the only one who followed her advice.

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