What is the recipe for a good education and a great school? That is the question that drives Oakland Public High School Principal, Cliff Hong.
Hong is at the helm of Roosevelt Middle School in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, which has about 650 students.
Mills College student and KALW reporter Karen Gordon met Hong a year ago, when he was in his second year as principal of Roosevelt Middle School.
KAREN GORDON: What is the recipe for a good education and a great school?
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